Posted by on Jun 7, 2011 in Ketubah Art, News | 0 comments


The bride came to me with a picture of her parents’ ketubah, and asked that I create a parallel piece.  They simply wanted a very large oval ketubah with stylized trees around it – like her parents’.   With a few sketches I was able to show them that ‘like’ doesn’t have to mean ‘the same,’ and I took off on designing very different and uniquely individual trees to ring the ketubah.

No two trees are alike, and each one moves visually ever so slightly towards the next season.  Even in the deep winter section, the trees hold tight buds, anticipating spring.  The color palette is emphasized by introducing color each time the name of the bride or groom appears in the body of the ketubah, as was the couple’s request.

So detailed is the ketubah art that a full year after the wedding, the bride and groom had still not located the tiny Goldfish cracker that they’d requested be tucked into the design.  I assured them it was there and that they should scrutinize the autumn trees!

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