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.

- Sefer Hayetzira 2:2


וְכָל הַנִּצוֹצוֹת שֶׁנִּתְפַּזְּרוּ עַל יָדֵינוּ אוֹ עַל יְדֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ וּבְעָוֹן אָדָם הָרִאשׁוֹן אֲשֶר חָטָא בְפֵירוֹת הָאִילָן עַתָּה יָשׁוּבוּ לְהִתְכַּלֵּל בְּעוֹז הֲדַר עֵץ הַחַיִים‏

May all the holy sparks that were scattered by us or by our forefathers, or by Adam who sinned with the fruit of The Tree, now be collected into the glorious power of the Tree of Life.

-Introductory prayer from the Pri Etz Hadar


Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.


There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.

Mahatma Gandhi


When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return

- Leonardo da Vinci

Living with the Elements

וְר֣וּחַ אֱלֹהִ֔ים מְרַחֶ֖פֶת עַל־פְּנֵ֥י הַמָּֽיִם

And the spirit of God soared over the waters

-Genesis 1:2