Simon Glass

Toronto-based Visual Artist


“Heidegger", 2019, nine giclee prints, 24"x24"

This suite of giclée prints with gold leaf, 24” x 24”, is composed of stressed typography from a prayer book that survived arson at the Anshe Minsk synagogue in Toronto in 2002. The text of Heidegger’s name is rearranged from a transliteration of Kaddish (the prayer for the dead) into English. The Hebrew in the background shows Sabbath morning prayers, specifically for the return of the Torah scrolls to the holy ark at the front of the sanctuary. More here.