Justice Award

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Justice Award

There are so many English lettering styles that span our history, and this piece features a decorative Versal hand, modified to look quite up to date.   Whenever I am called upon to design an award, my goal is to match the text and the recipient through the design for a perfect fit.   In addition, the visual balance requires that all the information and design be integrated to form an aesthetic whole, so here, the citation fits under the first word ‘Justice’ and the gold scales literally provide the balance on the upper right!

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Arava Institute Award

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Arava Institute Award

The design for the Arava Institute’s Peace-Building and Environmental Stewardship Award focuses on a painting of the Arava landscape.   One of the challenges was to select lettering styles in Hebrew, Arabic, and English that would complement one another and suit the nature of the award.   The painting is reproduced as a Giclee print each time it is awarded.

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Priestly Blessing Award Papercut

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Priestly Blessing Award Papercut

This elegant hand lettered and papercut award backed with gold leaf accents was commissioned to honor a man who had served a synagogue for 54 years as gabbai.   In designing the piece, I interviewed several people who talked to me about the characteristics of the recipient and I tried to incorporate as many of those characteristics as possible in the most aesthetic manner.

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Baby Anouncement Papercut

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Baby Anouncement Papercut

This hand-lettered and hand cut piece of art was commissioned for a family welcoming a new baby – the new rose joining her parents.   The entire piece was cut from one sheet of paper and the colored parts were carefully painted and attached behind the papercut, giving the piece a feeling of depth.

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