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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Come Grow Old With Me Papercut

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Come Grow Old With Me Papercut

A commissioned papercut work to honor the special birthday of a beloved spouse, capturing meaningful images and text.  The background is hand-painted in multiple layers of rich watercolor flecked with silver over the deep purples and...

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Let Us Strengthen One Another

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Let Us Strengthen One Another

Film producer Nancy Spielberg was presented with this hand-made papercut at a screening of her film “Above and Beyond” – the previously untold story of the intrepid handful of young fliers who returned from WWII and shipped off to the fledgling state of Israel in 1948 to establish the country’s first air force.  The papercut captures the color scheme of Ms Spielberg’s promotional materials and the sense of dry desert sand, swirling around the planes.  The effect was produced by sifting pastel chalk onto a heavily textured mat board and blending the colored powders.  The words spell Hazak, hazak, v’nithazek – Be strong, be strong, and let us strengthen one...

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