Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Ketubah Art, News, Visual Art | 0 comments

spring roundel ketubah (1)

Many people are drawn to the images of two trees when they first imagine their ketubah. Often the ideas springs from crowns touching and roots intertwining, but there’s also a very old tradition of trees being planted at a baby’s birth and boughs from those trees becoming poles of the chuppah.  In this case, the couple had particular interest in blooming cherry trees, and this is a species that lends itself to the circular form of the ketubah. Thin branches reach in from the sides to become foreground ‘bookends’ of detailed blossoms, while the two rooted trees on either side further in the background capture the shimmery cherry bark. A passage from Song of Songs, raised gold leaf, and some of my very favorite spring wildflowers (Japanese dayflower, spiderwort, trillium, and mallow) complete the piece.

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