LILITH – The Queen of Sheba

From the series “Snapshots from the Garden of Eden” (2017)

Germany, sixteenth century
Adam’s first wife who, like him, came from the soil rather than a rib—and, among her many reincarnations, is re-imagined as the Queen of Sheba. Throughout history, Lilith has been considered both a demon and a temptress, as well as the scourge of birthing women.

The series “Snapshots From The Garden Of Eden” features 11 large-scale tableau images with representing characters and passages from the book “Leaves From The Garden Of Eden” by Howard Schwartz. The series includes modernized scenes from each of the four primary types of tales: fairy tales, folktales, supernatural tales and mystical tales. The black and white pieces feature the rich and ethnically diverse characters made up of divine royalty, temptresses, supernatural spirits, and Hasidic figures that star in these ancient dramas. Dina challenges the viewer with themes of destiny, temptation, justice, wisdom, blind faith and circumstance. Dreamscapes and symbolism are staples within Dina Goldstein’s work as they are in these early narratives.

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