Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Ketubah Art, News | 0 comments

abstract swirls

This couple approached me with a focused and interesting idea. They were both drawn to the message of the tsit-tsit, the fringes on the four-cornered tallit, of prayer shawl, which serve to aid in mindfulness.  If you look carefully, you will see the knotted top of one of the fringes towards the upper right.  The eight white lines that come from that spot separate the color blocks as they intertwine outwards from the point of origin.  This is intentionally a subtle image of the knotted part of the garment. Colors were chosen by the couple.

The ketubah is painted in a batik style which allowed me to drop rich colors of the couple’s choosing into areas separated by thin lines masked out at the outset. Gold leaf accents on the first two words of the document and throughout the painted tan areas add interest.

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