Purim Fish: The central theme of this papercut is a fish biting its own tail. This traditional symbol of Purim represents the idea that the source of the "good ending" of the story is revealed in the beginning. In the corners of the piece are vignettes of the highlights of the Purim story. The verses around the outside are from Megillat Esther and begin, "The Jews had light and joy and gladness and honor..." They are set into a ring of colored arrows that circle the fish in a clockwise direction. They are easily seen. What is not so easy to see are the white arrows going in the opposite direction. They represent the very real hand of G-d in the Purim story and throughout Jewish history. It may be difficult to see, at times, but it is there, if one looks for it. (16' x 16") P001

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