Matisse-Inspired Cutout Ketubah

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Ketubah Art, Papercuts | 0 comments

Matisse-Inspired Cutout Ketubah

Simple cutout leaves and berries inspired by the work of Henri Matisse provides a setting for this jewel-tone ketubah. The ketubah was constructed in a way that elevates it above the background, the same color waterpaper with some of the ‘berries’ backed with gold leaf. The design is subtle and elegant.

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Custom Ketubah Art

Posted by on Jul 4, 2011 in Ketubah Art, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

At this time, all of my ketubot are commissioned, one-of-a-kind works.   Click on the “Read More” button to access the gallery of custom ketubah art.

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Sol LeWitt-inspired Ketubah

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Ketubah Art, News | 0 comments

Sol LeWitt-inspired Ketubah

The late American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt was a friend and inspiration to this couple, and they chose to acknowledge his impact on them and their community by focusing on LeWitt’s brilliant colors and minimalist drawings.   Hours of study of Sol LeWitt’s works and artistic statements led me to a color palette and a style of abstract thumbnails, each of which represents some essential interest or quality of the bride and groom. The five tiny ink drawings which set off the lettering are simplified abstract nods to  art, writing, music, and a joyfully creative relationship that characterize the couple’s life...

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Israeli Wildflowers Ketubah

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in Ketubah Art, News | 0 comments

Israeli Wildflowers Ketubah

One member of this couple has 7 generations of roots in Israel!   Their choice of theme was protected Israeli wildflowers with the addition of the bride’s bouquet flowers – calla lilies.  Flanking the text are two eucalyptus trees, and in the near ground, sprigs of blooming eucalyptus.   The canopy across the top, of course, represents the huppah. When researching the trees, I found that not only are eucalyptus trees not native to Israel (they were introduced from Australia to help stabilize the soil when the swamps were drained), but also that there are species that bear little resemblence to one another in flower!   So it was back to the couple to specify exactly which type of tress they wanted.   We all learned something interesting!...

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Beloved Ketubah

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in Ketubah Art | 0 comments

Beloved Ketubah

A most delicate huppah and naturalistic wildflowers in shades of purple grace this ketubah.  The wedding took place in beautiful garden that seemed to be blooming just to complement the ketubah itself! I am a stickler for accuracy in the historic forms of the letters and the natural forms and colors of the flora.  I work with field guides and photographs, and in the spring and summer delight in visiting my floral companions in situ, where I know them by their names and recall where I first painted each of them.

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Bezalel Style Ketubah

Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in Ketubah Art, News | 0 comments

Bezalel Style Ketubah

This couple had a long and diverse list of images they wanted to incorporate into their ketubah, and since they ranged from references to their Hebrew names, respective family trees, and favorite holidays to lunar cycles and Jerusalem, I chose to compartmentalize the vignettes by utilizing a layout that was popular in the 1920’s in the recently founded Bezalel School of Art in what was then Palestine.  The Art Nouveau-influenced use of curved lines brought to the school by German immigrant artists came to characterize a Jewish style of that period, and this very fact was meaningful to the couple along with their specific imagery requests. Challenges like this, to create balance out of a dissimilar list of images, is a great part of the joy my work brings...

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