Gabriel turns otherwise disregarded scraps from building holy sanctuary vessels and reendows them with new meaning. The Ari brings a teaching that before time light was trapped in 10 vessels. The vessels were shattered and Tikkun is man’s responsibility to find the sparks in the world and reunify the vessels.
Gabriel Bass’ work can be found in institutions, galleries, museums, and private collections around the world. His work is influenced by the concepts of flow. He dances with the elements and tools, consistently creating unique techniques for working in wood, metal, and glass. At the same time the final product is balanced by a strict adherence to craftsmanship, finish, and installation.
עשרים ושתים אותיות חקקן חצבן שקלן והמירן צרפן וצר בהם נפש כל כל היצור ונפש כל העתיד לצור
He hath formed, weighed, transmuted, composed, and created with these twenty-two letters every living being, and every soul yet uncreated.