Eternal Light, copper, sterling silver, steel, and glass
While researching for this project, I learned that every generation used the available new source of light as technology improved, from oil lamp through candles to light bulbs. I planned to look for the newest technology as fitting the ever changing 21st century...After searching the internet and discovering all kinds of great lighting machine, I decided to go back to the original oil lamp with its ever small and flickering light that serves as a symbolic reminder of the light that once came from the Tabernacle Menorah that stood in the Temple in Jerusalem. Hence going back to Leviticus 24:2-4 where the command was to use "clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, to maintain lights regularly."
My oil lamp is made of shiny sterling silver in the shape of a flame that also reflects the candle light. In the center the word TAMID (eternal in Hebrew) is cut out and the candle is placed in the vowel (Chirik) that is placed under the letter M (Mem in Hebrew), so the flame and the candle come out of the 'eternal.'
The oil lamp is placed inside a large 'flame' to protect it symbolically and physically, from which some more fire emerges.