All of the qualities needed for a good marriage are symbolically encoded in the design. Two trees grow as one, separate but one. A river flows through the terrain, providing nourishment for the plants. A couple walks hand in hand up a path into desert mountains. Custom ketubah text in Hebrew and English.
A quote from the Baal Shem Tov finishes the text:
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together, and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being.
18x24, gouache, ink, and colored pencil, 2008