Posted by on Dec 24, 2023 in Ketubah Art, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

I love the experience of starting a ketubah with a list of imagery that sends me to do research and then tap my sense of balance and aesthetics so I can pull many ideas into a beautiful whole.  This was the first time I’d been asked to paint a fox and a wolf, swans, doves, hummingbirds and harps on the same page! I especially didn’t want the carnivores to appear threatening to the birds, so I had to pose them looking away from the swans! 

Delicate papercut words are always a challenge because they must be legible and hold together.  Corners.  Oy!  Everything has to read easily without leaving gaping holes. And letters like the Hebrew lamed present a design decision when part of the letter extends beyond the given space. All good!

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