Klimt-Inspired Ketubah

Posted by on Aug 16, 2021 in Ketubah Art, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Klimt-Inspired Ketubah

Another gift of a deep dive into a vision only glimpsed before:  the gilded and textured treasures of Gustav Klimt, translated into a cosmic ketubah, and grounded, like the vision on the horizon line of a planetarium as the light begins to change, with a clump of trees.  Crafting the art for this piece involved multiple layers of watercolor wash to give the heavens depth, and then a deliberate exercise in various metallic paints and metal leaf to design the swooshes that embrace the text and cut through the skies! Parts of the illumination are textured and raised, catching light and sparkling in copper, bronze, silver, and...

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Trilingual Garden Ketubah

Posted by on Jun 28, 2021 in Ketubah Art, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Trilingual Garden Ketubah

Often, after hours of talking with a couple, I receive a surprising ‘wish list’ of what to finesse into a lovely document.  And this is a delightful example of that process.  It happens that I’ve had a long relationship with the bride’s family, so it was a particular joy to dive in.  Family traditions from both the bride’s and groom’s side brought us to an English garden, a text in Bulgarian, and Oscar, the precious elder cat tucked among the pothos leaves! In developing the design, I worked with the couple’s dozens of colors of paint chips to line up the wildflowers that might be found in a garden.  The papercut design was entirely hand-cut, planned meticulously to dance with the text and painted flora, and then backed with an ombré watercolor wash to enhance, rather than box in the rest of the...

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Traditional Beauty of Papercuts and Flowers Ketubah

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Ketubah Art, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Traditional Beauty of Papercuts and Flowers Ketubah

Everything about this ketubah asks to be examined for its intricacy.  The couple has very specific requests for imagery in the corners, the verse surrounding the central text, specific flowers within the dark blue band, and the papercutting itself.  A piece like this is an engineering experience from the get-go!  What to do first and how to protect the finished areas of the design while painting and cutting other sections.  Notice the delicate text cut into the upper border.  It reads Ani l’Dodi v’Dodi Li – I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.  Verse is taken from Song of Songs and is often prominent in ketubah art when the couple is married in the Hebrew month of Elul since the first letters of each of the Hebrew words spell...

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Papercut Intricacy Circle over Blue Ketubah

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Ketubah Art, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Papercut Intricacy Circle over Blue Ketubah

Papercutting can be a meditative craft, especially when the design proceeds logically but is also new with each cut.  Hours of delicate cutting revealed the shape of the design which was then floated over a painted wash of blues and greens with glimmering touches of gold leaf.  The same blue that was used to create the background was used in the lettering, which always makes for a unified design.

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Philadelphia Cityscape Papercut Ketubah

Posted by on May 11, 2021 in Ketubah Art, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Philadelphia Cityscape Papercut Ketubah

An oak and a maple, meeting at the roots and crowns, nestle both the text and a glimpse of Philadelphia along the Schuylkill River.  Cut from one sheet of paper, of course, this design also acknowledges the meaning of the bride’s surname with almond blossoms in the foreground on either side of the city.  The Hebrew text arching at the top is “Ani l’dodi v’dodi li” – I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.

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Peacock Pair in the Pomegranate Tree Ketubah

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Ketubah Art, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Peacock Pair in the Pomegranate Tree Ketubah

There was magic afoot when I was able to share the tradition of the goldene pave (the golden peacock), as a symbol of Yiddish culture after learning how deeply connected the bride felt to her own tradition’s veneration of the beauty of the same bird. The three of us worked closely on every aspect of the papercut design you see above in order to bring their desire for a vivid setting of their words to life. Tucked into the center of the document is the Sanskrit, translated into English and circling the...

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