In Every Generation

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Public Art | 0 comments

In Every Generation

For many years, Professor Yehudi Lindeman and Irene Angelico have conducted a special annual seder on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Commemmoration Day. They developed their own beautiful hagaddah, a guidebook to those who wish to recreate the ritual.  I was honored to be asked to create some few calligraphic touches for the book that was recently published by Vehicule Press in Montreal. This panel translates roughly to mean “In every generation one should look to oneself as though he or she had personally left Egypt.” The original painting is lettered in gouache over a watercolor wash....

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Illuminated passage

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News | 1 comment

Illuminated passage

This colorful piece of lettering art was commissioned to honor a man who had served many years doing important interfaith work within a large community.  In the style of illuminated manuscript art, the incorporation of original Hebrew text and its English translation makes it a cherished...

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Queen of the Jews Book Cover

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Public Art | 0 comments

Queen of the Jews Book Cover

The opportunity to research and develop a book cover and maps for a work of historic fiction by author Judy Petsonk was one at which I leaped!  An evocative work that paints in words images of ancient Judea prior the first Century also deserved cover art that would draw people into another time and place.  This is the story of Queen Salome Alexandra (Shalom Tsion), woven from fragments The History of the Jews by Josephus and bringing life of a woman who ruled a nation and oversaw tremendous development of infrastructure in her time. The mosaic design is based on recently uncovered floors in the area of Lod.  What goes around … ends up on a book! I had the delight of collaborating with graphic designer Tammi Reid who found the perfect typeface and photo image of a blooming almond branch which I was able to incorporate onto the back cover of the book A great...

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Map of Ancient Judea and Samaria

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Public Art | 0 comments

Map of Ancient Judea and Samaria

Who knew that mapmaking was on my bucket list?  Judy Petsonk offered me the opportunity to create two elegant maps for her forthcoming novel  Queen of the Jews, and the experience was a wonderful one.  Now I understand why I find myself immediately pulled into hand-drawn and lettered maps.  It’s because I feel a kinship with the artist wielding the pen!

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Yehuda HaLevi Poem

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News, Papercuts | 0 comments

Yehuda HaLevi Poem

This poem by Yehuda HaLevi was commissioned by parents knowing it is their son’s favorite poem.  It was commissioned as a graduation gift.  I studied several printed versions of the poem, each laid out slightly differently, and then contacted professor Max Tiktin to help me go through the words line by line to parse the meaning and determine the best way for the words to be laid out on the page. This is papercut from one sheet and mounted over a watercolor background.

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Bright Border

Posted by on Jul 4, 2011 in Awards, Certificates, and Commissioned Works, News | 0 comments

Bright Border

By blending the color in the pen, I was able to create this vibrant certificate that fit the personality of the recipient.   A wide array of pieces in this genre may be seen under the category Personal Commissioned Art.

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