At the turn of the millennium, painting a mural on a biblical theme sparked in me a deep interest in the texts and tales of the bible that form the bedrock of modern religions and culture. Inspired to explore the ancient texts and traditions from a contemporary point of view, I embarked on a 20-year personal and artistic journey through the bible to add new pages to this ancient universal library.
In 2005, I embarked on an artistic and spiritual journey to illuminated the entire Pentateuch and contribute a unique visual interpretation of these ancient texts for all those who hold dear both the written word and the painted image.
In 2021, this work received unique recognition with a Guinness World Record as the world’s longest megillah, writing a new chapter in the history of this ancient heritage text and the art of illumination. For the next two millennia,
The Song of Songs is an anthology of poems of love and desire between two lovers, a universal mystery as old as time itself. This aspect of human nature has changed little over millennia, and contemporary readers easily identify their own craving for intimacy in this ancient text.
Created in 2003, this rendition of the Passover Haggadah is a unique work of art illustrating the ancient narrative alongside the ritual Hebrew text. It was also my first foray into the illuminating of ancient texts that would be my main interest for nearly 20 years.
This series of paintings merge two calendars- the Hebrew calendar and the yearly cycle of reading the Torah. Every week of the year, one Torah portion- or parasha– is read, creating an annual cycle of that synchronizes the timeless Torah with the real-time calendar.
This series of paintings was created to pay tribute to the Jewish holidays of Israel. Each holiday is unique in meaning and season, reflected in illustrations of verses and images symbolizing each holiday. The paintings are designed in concentric circles