Making Sense of It All #2, 2017
Oil on canvas 100 x 110 cm (39″ x 43″) For sale
עושה סדר בראש #2
שמן על בד 100 * 110 ס״מ. למכירה
The Hebrew Year 5778 begins this week with the new moon. Counting the years from the traditional date of the “Birthday of the Universe” this festival is both joyful and solemn.
The Creation also reminds us of the symbolic dualities expressed in the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life:
That is, of mindful and proper behavior, versus impulsive actions, lacking wisdom and foresight.
Likewise, we become aware of our short window of life, for acting, giving and repairing, and of our approaching mortality sealing action.
Thus our very existence is a duality, which fascinates me and pervades my artwork:
The revealed and the hidden.
The straight and the crooked.
The meaningful and the chaotic.
The drawn and the erased.
And then the drawn again. Always with room for correction, and learning and giving over and over…. Or for choosing to not make the effort.
May we be inscribed in the Book of Life, for a year of health, peace, creativity and generosity.
May I also add a wise blessing learned from our Chinese neighbors at the far end of Asia,
“May we live in uninteresting times.”
That is, may the world events be so uneventful, so calm, that we have nor reason to listen to the news. Amen!
לשנה טובה ומתוקה תכתבו
May we all have a very Sweet New Year