This painting supports the eternal connection of spirit. The beautiful young woman is feeling frightened and alone. She senses the Divine presence all around her, as a choir of angels sings a song of hope. This painting will be one of seven that will permanently hang in the new rehab center at the Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow, Ma.
This painting is inspired by the cosmic event of Matan Torah (the Giving of the Torah) where heaven and earth meet. I used acrylic paint on wood to produce this piece. The light colors used in the background illustrate the calm that G‑d provides us with when we live a Torah life.
When I visited Israel, I was struck by the powerful image of IDF soldiers praying together at the wall with their firearms close by. I could feel the emotion without even seeing their faces. I could only imagine what was going through their minds on a daily basis as they ponder the enormity of their responsibilities. As I hear about so much violence in the world, I think about the Israeli soldiers at the wall and hope that their prayers will be answered soon. When I look at my painting, I feel as if I'm standing with them in prayer.
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"The primary talent of an artist is his ability to step away from the externalities of the thing and, disregarding its outer form, gaze into its innerness and perceive its essence, and to be able to convey this in his painting.This is how an artist can serve his Creator." — The Rebbe