Jewish Bride and Groom happy under the Chuppah (a tallit). Left: The Bride holds a bunch of white flowers and has embroidered flowers on her simple headdress. Right: The Bride has a beautiful bunch of anemones which are echoed in her headdress. I have tried to capture the love between each couple as well as the spiritual joy of their wedding day.
I have drawn these on an app on my tablet, 2016
I painted this in watercolour from my original papercut in 2011. I was inspired by my experience at a beautiful wedding ceremony in a Jerusalem garden in the month of July.
I tried to capture the spiritual uplifting of the couple as they are under the chupah
My original papercut design in which I tried to capture the spiritual uplifting of the couple as they are under the chuppah in a beautiful Jerusalem garden in the summer sunshine.
The time of the Creation.
I have tried to express the idea of marriage and The Creation as being inseparable.
Jewish marriage was created in The Beginning, making its appearance at the time of The Creation. At the same time the eternal principals of marriage were created. So, marriage is not a law, but rather a blessing from G-d, enabling the perpetuation of the species as well as the enhancement of personal growth.
What is the meaning of the pomegranates in my painting, ‘Wedding of the Creation’?Pomegranates, due to their many seeds, symbolise increase, fertility, abundance, prosperity.
Rosh Hashanah is the Festival celebrating the Jewish New Year. This is when Jews celebrate the Creation, the Birth of the world. One of the customs for this festival is to eat pomegranates, which are believed to contain 613 seeds. By eating the pomegranate Jews display their desire to fulfill Gods 613 mitzvoth (commandments from the Torah).