Art Deco Papercut Ketubah

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Ketubah Art, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Art Deco Papercut Ketubah

A most joyous opportunity here, to create a ketubah for a very special couple who share a rare clarity of vision and the ability to communicate it!  We started with just a few ideas: papercut, curvy art deco style, and a color palette that would work in any room over time. We bounced around sketches and ideas, and I even ordered swatches of wallpaper from a very high end art paper manufacturer, only to toss them out upon arrival when the petroleum aroma became too much to bear!  Finally I hit upon a lovely stained glass image from a home in Melbourne, Australia.  I adapted the design to papercutting and interpreted the many colors of glass in the original into multi-textured acrylic paints in a neutral palette. I enhanced the full-bodied paints with a concoction to increase their thickness, and I must admit, it was almost too much fun to play with the goo I came up with! The colors include silvers and golds, and the piece catches the light and shimmers! Several areas are even filled with micro glass beads. The coloring and texture choices in a ketubah like this are part of an organic process that grows bit by...

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Deep Skies Concert May 31, 2015!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Deep Skies Concert May 31, 2015!

The thrill of gathering some of the finest Klezmer musicians/musical wits together to perform a full concert based on my recording Deep Skies will be shared on Sunday evening, May 31 at Chisuk Emuna Congregation in Harrisburg, PA. In addition to the music arranged for the CD by Michael Winograd, the material will include flat-out klezmer instrumentals and some of the songs that the new Leviton/Brody duo has been polishing.  Come early and stay late for a night that will long be remembered for the rich joy of Jewish music it will bring to the...

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Leviton/Brody Duo debuts!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Leviton/Brody Duo debuts!

After years of imagining what a duo could do, Lauren Brody and I have taken the leap!  We debut on Saturday night, April 25, in Fairfield, Connecticut.  We are wildly excited about the variety of material we perform, and delight in the ease with which our voices and musical sensibilities blend.  Look for us, too, in NYC at the Klezmer Concert Series on Tuesday night, April 28 at Stephen Wise Synagogue.  Or we’ll come to...

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Mosaic-style Award – 2

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

Mosaic-style Award – 2

A limited color palette, intricate Celtic knotwork with each strand split into three and colored in a mosaic style is all that’s needed to create a personalized award for the...

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Mosaic-style Award 1

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

Mosaic-style Award 1

Delicate knotwork painted in a mosaic style forms columnar embellishment for this very simple...

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