Description A lamplighter, as its name suggests, is someone who brings light to others. He or she ignites the flame of trust in G-d and restores hope in mankind.This original Muchnik mosaic depicts a lamplighter who spreads forth and illuminates the surroundings. Beneath the flame are mosaic tiles with a Kiddush cup and Challas. On the bottom left are Shabbat candles and a Tzedaka box both of which bring light and goodness to the world.A globe sits in the base of the lamplighter which symbolizes the impact you make on this earth.When one flame is lit from another, the first flame does not get diminished in any way. So too, when we share with others, we will not lose. On the contrary, by giving to others we add more flames, more light and more warmth.May you continue to be a beacon of light to the world around you.
Michoel Muchnik, Brooklyn, New York Member Since December 2012 Artist Statement Michoel Muchnik, among the foremost Jewish artists of our day, revolutionized Chassidic art generating a tremendous impact on Jewish life today. His imaginative and joyful depiction of traditional and mystical Jewish themes brought him critical acclaim and international prominence as a most beloved Jewish artist.
Muchnik has staged exhibits of his original paintings, bas-relief mosaics and lithographs throughout the world. His originals have been displayed at the Brooklyn Museum, the Goldman Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C., Yeshiva University Museum in New York, Dansforth Museum in Massachusetts, the Sydney Jewish Museum and the Sharei Tzedek Collection in Israel.
Behrman House published a series of his original paintings for their gift edition of Pirkei Avos, “Sayings of The Fathers”. He recently created “The Treasured Land”, a 6'x24' sculptural mural depicting the Land of Israel for the Jewish Children’s Museum in New York. He wrote and illustrated eight children’s books and provided cover illustrations for numerous other books and magazines including Hadassah. He is a sought after lecturer on Jewish art and mysticism.
Born in Philadelphia in 1952, Muchnik received his artistic training at Rhode Island School of Design. He later studied at the Rabbinical College of America, in Morristown, New Jersey. Muchnik lives in Brooklyn with his wife,children and Grandchildren.