Light - Montgomery, Alabama
Posted by: xptwo
N 32° 21.290 W 086° 17.010
16S E 567416 N 3579992
Quick Description: Located in the courtyard of Temple Beth Or, this sculture reminds one that Beth Or means "House of Light."
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 8/14/2012 6:55:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMF32D
Smithsonian Description: "Abstract depiction of a flame (in cast bronze) with rays of light (in fabricated stainless steel) protruding the flames. Set on a granite trapizodal base atop a hexagonal concrete base."
There are Scripture quotations relating to light on the sides of the granite base.
"The Lord is my light and my salvation" Psalm 27:1
"Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart" Psalm 97:11
"O House of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of the Lord" Isaiah 2:5
"The human spirit is the light of the Lord" Proverbs 20:27
The statue may be seen if one goes up the driveway to the parking lot in back of the building. As one walks on the sidewalk toward the synagogue from the parking area, there is a low wall which opens into a couryard where the sculpture is displayed. Temple Beth Or is located at 2246 Narrow Lane Road in Montgomery, AL. Their web site has no information about the sculpture or its dedication. The Smithsonian information has 1998.
TITLE: Light, (sculpture).
ARTIST(S): Ascalon, David, 1945- , sculptor. Ascalon Studios, founder.
MEDIUM: Sculpture: cast bronze and fabricated stainless steel; Base: granite and concrete.
CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 74780001
Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]
2246 Narrow Lane Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
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