This process was so precious to Moses that, to preserve it, he was willing to smash the first set of tablets.
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Loss & Disorientation
This ache in the center of my soul helps me remember what is precious to me. What is worth dying for. What is worth living for.
Spirit of Safed Through a Window נפש צפת מחלון
This 20-layered paper cut homage to Safed is set within a shuttered window frame so one can have a panorama of the vertical mystical city,
A thought kernel that crystallized for me this morning with the help of my life-long friend Deborah Blank’s Post about Anne Frank. Note: The following is subject to periodic review. Although there are many ways to accidentally help humanity, it is to a large degree […]
The “Why” of My Art
With the tendency toward pessimism and hopelessness in the face of all the world’s terrible news, it is easy to forget the far reaching long lasting and profound impact that simple acts of kindness and inclusion have on the world. This message is my art’s […]
Paper Cut on woven paper
Liberator and Liberated
By: Jonathan Lyon Our neighbor Retired Colonel Vernon Gilbert ran the ROTC at St. Ignatius HS in San Francisco. And he was an officer at the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Dachau where my grandfather David Hollender was incarcerated at that time. It was […]
By Jonathan Lyon April 27, 2021 Material: Hand made paper and flowers Size: 6″ x 7″ Here’s some more paper play with scraps of hand made paper. It turns out that there’s a place not 10 minutes away by foot that makes hand-made paper!So I […]
Sof Davar – When All Is Said and Done
Sof Davar: “When All Is Said and Done” By Jonathan Lyon April 16, 2021 Woven Card stock paper. Hand made 36cm x 37 cm My piece on Kohelet. Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) is well famous for his wisdom and statements. Most remembered are his statements that there […]
Mini Paper-Cutting Workshops with Jonathan Lyon
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the medium of paper cutting? Now is your chance! Where: To be announced When: To be announced For Whom: Novices to this art form. If you’re a sculptor, potter, or painter or even never did any […]
Therapy: What Gives Me the Right to Try to Change a Child?
After 36 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist my attitude remains that the MOST important thing that transpires during speech/language therapy goes far beyond the specific exercise at hand and has everything to do with the NATURE of the interactions while approaching the work at hand. […]