Hebrew letters have fascinated me ever since Hebrew school. In our tradition, each letter is imbued with meaning. The Bet looks like a house, and represents security. The Shin represents godliness and is sometimes written on the mezzuzah, that little box holding a tiny parchment on a doorjamb.
There are legends about the letters, traditions of beautifying the letters, embellishing their shapes, gathering them together to tell stories.
My paintings, done in 2016 and 2017, are acrylic on wooden panels, most of them 10 x 10 inches. They were exhibited at Fountain Street, in SoWa, along with art by Jim Banks and Catherine Carter, who also use curved lines that turn and tangle and shake with one another. Lines of Communication will also include my drawings of letters, on paper, combining Hebrew with Arabic and English, my way of saying that cultures benefit by mixing with one another. Let's appreciate our separate ways of being. Let's talk to our neighbors.