Artist’s Statement: Supplicate: A prayer of request/petition. The action of asking for something humbly.

A recording of Shlomo Carlebach inspired the theme of this piece. In the song, he pleaded, “Please Almighty, sim shalom.” He explained that peace is not something that can ever be held by only one, or a few people, but must be shared by all, or else it does not truly exist. The feeling of this painting was indeed sim shalom – grant peace.

Inspired by Rabbi Carlebach’s song, the passing of Rabbi Zalman Schacter, and the recent events in Israel and Gaza: a prayer for our soldiers.