Blessing and Peace Papercut

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Blessing and Peace Papercut

At first glance, this looks like a simple design, much like an intricate cut snowflake, but look closer and see the Hebrew text that surrounds it:   “May this space know only blessing and peace.”   Notice, too, the six tiny hamsa images close to the center of the papercut.   Cut by hand, this was carefully blocked and balanced, inspired by Persian tile designs but clearly a contemporary contribution to Jewish art! A version of this piece is currently available as shown below, hand cut and backed in a range of soft greens and custom-framed to a finished size of 13 1/2 X 13 1/2 inches.  Inquire about having the design cut and framed to your...

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And You Shall Be A Blessing Papercut

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And You Shall Be A Blessing Papercut

This simple papercut, built up with layers of white on white, captures the visual meaning of the core of Lech Lecha – “Go forth … to a land you do not know.”   The design is quite subtle but catches the light as you move towards it.   The lettered text in copper gouache (waterbased, opaque paint) and Japanese Sumi ink are all the piece needs to highlight the message.

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House Blessing Papercut

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House Blessing Papercut

This intricate papercut, backed in this version with three complementary colors, is cut from one sheet of white paper.  The innermost circle features a traditional home blessing in Hebrew.  Notice how the extension of the traditional tagin (crowns) on the appropriate letters are used to connect the lines of text, allowing even the tiniest yod or the leg of the hey to stay connected. The first ring beyond the Hebrew text represents the Biblical seven species, and moving outwards is the hand-cut text in English and an outer ring of design which is inspired by the work of early 20th Century papercut artist Boruch Tzvi Ring. A papercut like this can take weeks of fine-tuning in the design phase, about 20 hours of cutting, and several dozen X-acto blades!  Please contact Susan HERE to discuss preparing this design as a hand-cut work of art to your specifications.  Variations include full control over the finished size and the color(s) of the background....

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This Is The Day Papercut

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This Is The Day Papercut

Both the white cut out Hebrew letters and the black geometric design seem to dance and float over the richly colored sunrise background because the piece is crafted with two separate layers of papercuts!   Notice how the graphic design of the otherwise historically accurate Hebrew letters allows the letters (even the ‘hey’ with its unconnected leg) to remain attached to the single top sheet of white paper.

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Shelter of Peace Papercut

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Shelter of Peace Papercut

The central part of this calligraphic work features a cut out Magen David image which appears to float over a sky blue watercolor wash.   This effect is produced by mounting the lettered art on a ring of matboard that elevates it above the painted background. The colored letters are created by adding drops of changing color to the pen nib before it runs dry.   adding color by brush to the pen nib instead of  dipping the pen into color both helps to control the amount of paint laid down and allows the colors to blend in the pen as they are applied to the paper!

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