Postcards From Jerusalem
I wanted images that came back to the core of the city of Jerusalem to give some sense of the golden magic of the old city, of the peace that still seeps from its stones despite the turmoil and fighting that has plagued it for the last two thousand years. I wanted these images to represent the three major religions of the area.
The floor that the postcards are scattered on is the floor in front of the cross at Calvary in the Holy Sepulchre Church.
The border wraps around the mosque of the Dome of the Rock, just inside its outer walls. Because it encloses the Jewish Holy of Holies, the Moslem site of Mohammed's ascent to Heaven, and the story from Christianity's Old Testament of Abraham and Isaac, it seemed a fitting way to enclose the quilt.
Photograph by Andrew Sikorski.