Irises intertwine framing the text of this English-only interfaith ketubah which was based on an iconic art nouveau design. All present at the wedding signed the ketubah. The inscription is from a Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer song, "In the Tanglewood."
Love is an old root that creeps through the meadows of sleep
When the long shadows cast
Thin as a vagrant young vine, it encircles and twines
And it holds the heart fast
Catches dreamers in the wildwood with the stars in their eyes
And the moon in their tousled hair
But love is a light in the sky, and an unspoken lie
And a half-whispered prayer.
16x20, gouache, ink, and colored pencil, 2003