Agnon Poetry – Blessing a Home

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

Agnon Poetry – Blessing a Home

A wedding gift to bless a couple in Israel is a line from a poem by Agnon colored with a limited palette and featuring Israeli wildflowers winding around a huppah – the representation of a...

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Engravers’ Arts Certificate

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

Engravers’ Arts Certificate

In the tradition of 19th and early 20th Century engraved certificates, I created this piece to honor the service of a leader in his field.  The palette includes greys, navy blues, rust red and a more pale red/brown, and also a hand-mixed iridescent copper gouache.  (Gouache is a thick, water-based paint that may be used either with brushes or dip pens.  Tiny additions of gold leaf complete the...

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Gratitude to Ambassador Dennis Ross

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

Gratitude to Ambassador Dennis Ross

The Jewish Community Relations Councils of Harrisburg and York Pennsylvania commissioned me to craft a small piece to present to Ambassador Dennis Ross.  Using a paper batik technique and matting the piece in a parchment mat, the piece, in a total frame-size of 11″ honors the founding documents and visions of the United States and the State of...

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Physician’s Prayer

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

Physician’s Prayer

A simple treatment of Yehudah HaLevi’s poem is a perfect way to honor a doctor’s commitments and humility.  Written in gouache (an opaque water-based paint) with a gold leaf Caduseus at the bottom, this one-of-a-kind work was designed to fit in either an office or a...

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Jali-influenced Papercut Award

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Jali-influenced Papercut Award

The delicate art of Jali carvings from India informed the artwork I chose to accompany the text of this award.  The delicate papercutting was done on brown paper and mounted on a sheet of white paper dusted with pale yellow pastel chalk, giving the piece a softly mottled look.  When I create these awards, I request as much information about the recipient as I can get so the piece is a perfect...

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Nature’s Colors Papercut Award

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Nature’s Colors Papercut Award

Each year I am fortunate to be commissioned to create honorary awards for the PA Psychiatric Society, and I begin the process by inquiring about the recipient.  In this case, the recipient is a distance cyclist, among other interests.  I chose the papercut scheme after learning about some of those interests, and chose a palette of colors that one might see on a long-distance bike...

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