Entwined 1, was inspired by the braided challah, the Jewish Sabbath bread. For me, it represents the mixing and twisting of various strands of identity into one person’s character. As a Reform Jew, my religious and cultural identity are just one part of my daily life, which mixes with my artistic urges, my critical eye, my maternal occupations and my sense of humor to influence how I see the world. It is my first work combining steel rod with hardware and fiber techniques. I have created sections that undulate and twist, weaving into one irregular surface, much the way a sense of self evolves. Entwined 2, is a further exploration of these forms and techniques.