This painting has a meditative feeling, and depicts a woman deeply connecting with the natural world around her. She is attuned to the spiritual aspects of nature, and has a blissful look in her eyes. I made this painting while fasting on Yom Kippur, and listening to Krishna Das. This interesting combination produced a uniquely mystical painting and a feeling of new beginnings.

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This drawing depicts a woman deep in meditation or prayer, connecting with the natural world around her. The trees and the sunrise are one with her, twirling themselves into the curls of her hair. This drawing was inspired by the Hebrew Sh’ma prayer: “Hear, Oh Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is ONE!”, which I interpret as meaning that God is one, all is one, all is God!

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This painting depicts the intense gaze of a mysterious woman. The Hebrew words of the Havdalah prayer are written across her skin and intertwined in the curls of her multicolored hair. This is a blessing over the separation of different things, giving thanks for there being an abundance of opposites in our existence. Night and day, joy and sorrow, excitement and calm. All of it is a beautiful part of life and we are thankful. Click the picture to view a larger version.

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This painting depicts a woman, her eyes showing the joy of being in a state of prayer.

The magical glowing gold Hebrew letters on the woman’s forehead spell out the first 2 lines of the Shema (important Jewish prayer). They translate to:
“Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One. Blessed be the Name of His glorious kingdom for ever and ever.”

I put them on her forehead because of the following paragraph, which reads: “And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.” (which is the origin of tefillin).

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