This image was made entirely with thick layers of crayon, which I etched away with a knife. The technique I use is tedious but creates a feeling of heightened focus, so I have a sort of spiritually meditative experience while making these. The image is a chamsa (traditional Jewish symbol for luck) with a star of David in the center, and “chai” (life) carved in Hebrew. The detailed carving creates swirling colorful patterns throughout the image. I really like making these!

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