The Marriage Paradigm

From a series of paintings inspired by my marriage to the artist,
Yael Avi-Yonah, and the Song of Songs.

Masculine and Feminine Waters


A painting that can be viewed from either side. The triangular form or vector pointing upward represents what is called the "feminine waters", the movement
or aspiration from below to reach a spiritual height, such as in prayer.
Turning the painting upside down transforms it to the "masculine waters",
the vector of bringing spiritual energy into the mundane world.

mixed materials on canvas
30" x 40" (76 x 102 cm)

Portrait of the Artist and his Wife

God created Man (Adam) in His Image. The Rabbis teach us that references
to Adam also include his wife, thus God's complete image can only be
achieved when man and his wife are united.

mixed materials on canvas
40" x 40" (102 x 102 cm)


The Marriage Dance


Dance is an important element in the Jewish wedding
and symbol for the dynamics of the marriage relationship,

particularly when using the Hebrew word for dance,
"m'chol", which also implies making a ring or circle.

mixed materials on canvas
30" x 40" (76 x 102 cm)



Every child that is conceived is a holy partnership of the father,
the mother and G-d, which brings a unique soul into the physical body
and transforms the animal sexual act into a gateway to transcendence.

mixed materials on canvas
30" x 40" (76 x 102 cm)



The Mystery of the Signet Ring


An important idea from the Kabbalah is based on the mystery of the signet ring
mentioned in the Song of Songs, whose obtruded or recessed image creates an "opposite" impression on the sealing wax. This describes the relationship of the "razu v'shuv",
the running and the return, a mystic paradigm for all social and spiritual relationships.

mixed materials on canvas mounted on four movable boards.
Each quarter section: 20" x 20" (50 x 50 cm)


Empathy and acts of kindness are the keys to a real marriage,
which in Hebrew means also "to carry and lift up". Marriage should be a
daily carrying and elevation and is truly achieved when both partners
have an expansive consciousness of being within G-d.

mixed materials on canvas
38" x 25" (96.5 x 63.5 cm)

All paintings are gallery wrapped on stretcher (no staples shown) and can be  hung without external frame), within a limited series or "family" of similar (but never exactly the same) variations and can be considered an original.
Other sizes and color combinations (within same proportions) may be available on special order. Please call or email.

Serious collectors interested in the original paintings should contact:

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USA telephone: 1-720-477-6433

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