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Tikvah

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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 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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This painting was custom ordered by someone with a deep appreciation for the Kiddush ritual of Shabbat. Sharing this appreciation, I greatly enjoyed this project! Here is the result (click the image for closeups and a detailed description of the painting, including what the Hebrew says, etc):

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This traditional symbol has always seemed mysterious and magical to me. Click here to see more of my paintings: ShirChadash.etsy.com