The Nathan Shapell Engineering Garden
This garden's design was inspired by the "Song of the Sea", one of the three hymns found in the Torah.
Another source of inspiration for creating this garden was the a quote of famed renaissance scientist Galileo Galilei, who is considered to be the founder of modern physics: " The difficulties in the study of the infinite arise because we attempt, with our finite minds, to discuss the infinite, assigning to it those properties which we give to the finite and limited; but this… is wrong, for we cannot speak of infinite."
The conceptual design is of continuity and discontinuity, two issues that have been intriguing scientists since the beginning of time.
Exdous, 15: "Then sang Moshe and the children of Israel this song to the Lord, and spoke, saying: I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously, the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea… But the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea… And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aharon, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them: Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously, the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea…"