Decoding the luster of life

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July 26, 2014 09:16

Jerusalemite Mindy Weisel crosses over from the world of painting to glassworks, with an exhibition at the Eretz Israel Museum.

Glass

Pieces from the Parallel Tracks series.. (photo credit:JOHN WOO)

About 50 years before Jesus was born in Bethlehem, another revolution in the Middle East dramatically changed the lives of most everyone on earth: Craftsmen (possibly Jewish) discovered the expansionist quality of glass.

This technological breakthrough enabled artisans to blow glass, thus democratizing its use throughout the world.

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