Garden of Earthly Delights
Irises, calaniyot, and narcissus are arranged around the arch of text. Based on a design from a 15th century Book of Hours, this Orthodox Hebrew text is urrounded by plants from Israel. On the side, is a quote from the Song of Songs, "I have found my soulmate," /מצאתי את שאהבה נפשי. Each of the plants has a symbolic association for the bride and groom.
18x24, gouache, ink, and colored pencil, 2004.