About the project
Faith is a nine-meter high, painted steel sculpture that occupies a half-acre site at Meinerzhagen Square, a prominent intersection near the road that leads to the Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus. Alexander Liberman, a leading environmental sculptor, completed the work in 1987. Liberman (1912-1999) was born in Kiev, lived in Moscow, London, and Paris, then settled in New York in 1941. He became one of America’s most prominent and prolific outdoor sculptors, pioneering the design and construction of large-scale sculpture created with pieces of junk steel. Faith is an interplay of steel shapes, some of which are seemingly suspended in mid-air.