Striped patterns are a leitmotif in my works. Stripes are often woven into the tallit, and tefillin wrapped on the arm impress stripes on the body. These are a source of Jewish ornamentation. Another motif is the shape of a grain, echoing the image of a seed, symbolizing a source, a beginning, that creates the Tree of Life.The fabric incorporated in the Torah shield is reminiscent of the scarves with which Sephardi women used to decorate Torah cases. Torah pointers (Yad in Hebrew) are functionally designed to be used while reading the Torah. For a bar/bat mitzvah, I have created a special design that features the Hebrew letter alef (made by the ribbon) on its edge, to symbolize new beginnings. The “wave” pointer is a modern symbolic interpretation comparing Torah to water.