ABOUT THE ART
Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto ZT”L wrote: “Like the table attests to the carpenter who built it and the painting to the painter who painted it, so does the world attest to its Creator.” The Creator created the world in a shape, in a form; any person who would look at a small flower would see mysterious and amazing order. You can see it in everything around us, big and small, from the smallest atom which constitutes the entire world and moves in circles, up to the great galaxies around us. The world is made up of symmetries and asymmetries, and since there are many forms of symmetry in the world, the human being, himself built in this form, his soul is drawn to the same order and form and this is why you can see in all of the world’s cultures art that came out of the hearts of artists in order and form: in arabesque, in the Middle East, in North Africa, in the East in the Tibetan mandala and in the Aboriginal paintings in Australia, in the Native American’s art in North America and in the African straw weaving.
Observing order and form inspires peace and happiness upon the observer and the colors light up their heart. This way, in our art, we form in a harmonic combination of form, color and words.
We call the color combinations “He who makes peace” like it says in a verse from Psalms: “He who makes peace in his heights, may he make peace upon us” and the explanation is to make peace is between fire and water, and between all of the oppositions in the world. This is how we feel in our creation, we make peace between the ends of the shades of color, between the blue and the red, the green and the orange, the black and the white, until we reach harmony when people look and the creation makes them happy.
Writing in the work of art is the peak of creation: if a picture can transfer a message and even a very strong one, the word finally has the most significant force.
The Holy One Blessed be He, God the Creator created his world in speech, in words and this is also the main thing that separates the humans from all other creatures. The word is an expression for thought.
The written form is an art in itself, it is the traditional writing of the Torah and the traditional tools of the quill pen made of feathers and bamboo which we make ourselves, with the same ink we wrote the Torah with, made only of natural materials and the tradition and knowledge of its preparation passes from father to son and from generation to generation.
We write beautiful and blessed words taken from the holy Torah, from King David’s Psalms, from King Solomon’s Song of Songs and continue from the root of the blessing of the Creator, which awakens us to be a vessel accepting them.
It is not the art which gives the blessing but our will and openness to receive it, when the painting and the blessing are in front of our eyes they awaken our will and the heart opens to accept them.
What you see in front of you is the labor and effort of 11 years of creation out of happiness, satisfaction and will to please your hearts with our flowers, which are full of blessings and good things. May the blessings and the rest of the beautiful things written here induce us and all who surround us with peace, blessing, happiness and love wherever we may turn.