I am excited about our latest art show we have at Contempora, thanks to curator Corina Laura Nae @contempora
The theme of the exhibition is Post Eden art of living, the show being a collaboration with Genu Berlo. The exhibit is constructing, conceptually and especially emotionally-sensorially, on two well known archetypes, Adam and Eve and The Garden of Eden, Gan Eden גַּן עֵדֶן in Aramaic, Hebrew. At the base there are two flights as I call them: one is the flight from yourself, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and the second is the desire to return, or to find yourself, the Garden, and the Tree of Life.
We are thrilled to introduce you to one of our latest in Ketubah making. Designed for our happy couple Lauren and Steven, the massive use of 23k real gold leaf as a major element, not just an accent, gives this papercut ketubah a special flavour, and little room for viewer's attention. The subtle opulence of gold and the luscious design of the "Beloved Garden" with singing exotic birds and leaves, reminds me of the mythological Gan Eden with abundant fertility and luxuriant vegetation, "where there is gold"...
We are pleased to let you know that our Gentry Birds have been published on Drawn Volume.2, a curated creative directory showcasing portfolio highlights and qualifications.
We were amazed to see the beautiful impressions and pictures from our Remy and Andy's immersive wedding. With stunning settings at the Phoenician Resort, gorgeous nature, lighting and sunset, beautiful people, music and food, the bride and groom look just out of the world, peaceful planet gentry couple. Remy and Andy, thank you all for entrusting us with your hand painted woodcut Ketubah and matching Guestbook, and hope to cherish it for years to come.
We are so thrilled about how happy and peaceful our newly married couple Danielle and Benjamin is! And we are also amazed by how good the Ketubah and the Tree of Life artwork look on their walls, and the good sense of colour Dani had when she chose matting and framing. We always appreciate pictures like these so thank you for sharing. We are also proud with them for treasuring their past and ancestry. - Elena and Genu
Chagall Seder Plate Set by Bernardaud from The Jewish Museum NY
Add a work of art to your Passover table with this seder plate by Bernardaud featuring Marc Chagall's paintings from stained-glass windows. In 1959, Marc Chagall was commissioned by the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center to create 12 stained-glass windows, which would symbolize the 12 tribes of Israel. The image on this seder plate set is Chagall's dream-like interpretation of the Joseph Tribe. The set includes six white dishes for the symbolic seder foods. Each dish features the name of the food and an illustration. Gift boxed. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Made in France.
Jennifer and Rafael's wedding day was filled with bright smiles and colors, and we are happy to have been part of their perfect day. Jennifer contacted us about our pennants watercolor guestbook, she needed help with making it part of their wedding theme. She knew she wanted a "Mexican Fiesta" theme almost immediately. And since her husband’s mother is from Mexico and he grew up on the border in Brownsville, Jennifer thought it was also very appropriate to display his heritage. She never could have selected a single color for the wedding, this way she was able to use each and every color!
Where do you go for inspiration? For trusted vendors? Where do you go for ketubah texts?... and many other questions come to mind from our conversations with our beloved brides. In our quest for answers we found people and their work very close to our artistic heart.
Michele Schwartz, the creator of Modern Jewish Wedding, is an event planner and writer, with a lot of experience based on a lifetime of Jewish traditions and on the large number of events she contributed to.
Six days ago we decided to send out into the world this wonderful hand-painted watercolor guestbook that is so close to our heart. BRANCHES WITH LOVE BIRDS spent many days being admired in our studio and inspired us in our design process towards paper-cut ketubah. Last night the competition ended and now, after a random draw, we have our winner...