The Magic of Creation

Today I have several layers in the works in the production of Jeremy and Aaron's multilayered collaged ketubah, which is inspired by the days of creation and the auspicious number seven (days of the week, and symbolizing the search for Truth). The whole image will take on the amorphous shape of agate stone and within each layer is a hint of the wonders of the natural world and the miracles of creation. 

And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit
— Genesis, the third day of Creation
The cross-section of the layer you see pictured above outlines wildflowers from the Midwest and San Francisco Bat areas, where the grooms grew up. In the magical land of their ketubah, these flowers bloom together. After printing the line work I will go back in and tint the flowers with watercolor for a pop of color.

The cross-section of the layer you see pictured above outlines wildflowers from the Midwest and San Francisco Bat areas, where the grooms grew up. In the magical land of their ketubah, these flowers bloom together. After printing the line work I will go back in and tint the flowers with watercolor for a pop of color.

Above: Kohlrabi paper. Hiromi paper company in culver city, CA sells these fantastic and delicate papers made from setting the cross-sections of plants! Cannot wait to see them in this piece! 

Above: Kohlrabi paper. Hiromi paper company in culver city, CA sells these fantastic and delicate papers made from setting the cross-sections of plants! Cannot wait to see them in this piece! 

Above: Cucumber Paper, Hiromi Paper Company

Above: Cucumber Paper, Hiromi Paper Company

Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years
— Genesis, the fourth day of Creation
The image above will be burned onto a silk screen. Using print techniques, the black space above will transform into purple and navy blue celestial sky. 

The image above will be burned onto a silk screen. Using print techniques, the black space above will transform into purple and navy blue celestial sky. 

This work is Inspired by the shape of agate, (often volcanic) minerals that form in bright layers of color

This work is Inspired by the shape of agate, (often volcanic) minerals that form in bright layers of color