Bus Stop was a commissioned installation for Yeshiva University in 200 square feet of space, and the underlying concept was to develop a connection between an American Pop symbol and material from the Bible. The Israelites wandered the desert for forty years living in huts, and I envisioned this bus stop as the last place they inhabited before entering the Promised Land.

As I built the Bus Stop with a metallic structure, I tried to unite two cultures by fusing their drastically different architectural styles. The roof has a traditional Japanese form, and the rest of the construction has a distinct, modern-day American look and feel. Digital posters depicting my interpretation of the desert and an image of a Brooklyn storefront hang from the sides, and other found objects include bamboo and a light box.

A substantial part of my life has been spent moving from one country to another, experiencing what it means to live in one new land after another. I created Bus Stop to spotlight the challenges immigrants have faced throughout history. For both Israelites and 21st century travelers, it serves as a symbol of movement from the past into the future.

Bus Stop (Sukkah)
Multi-Media Installation, metallic construction, digital posters, painting, collage, bamboo, light box
95 x 48 x 132 inches