Thursday, May 31, 2007

Saddest Day

Photo of black Star of David on a gray background (with a sad Jew inside it) is courtesy of my favorite graphic designer, Jenni Gottschalk. 
Five misfortunes befell our fathers ... on the ninth of Av. ...On the ninth of Av it was decreed that our fathers should not enter the [Promised] Land, the Temple was destroyed the first and second time, Bethar was captured and the city [Jerusalem] was ploughed up. -Mishnah Ta'anit 4:6

Copyright: Jenni Gottschalk 2007

Portraits of Holocaust Children

ART Yellow Badge Photo is courtesy of artist Julie Baer who created a series titled 
souls: portraits of Holocaust children
Copyright: Julie Baer 2007

Julie Baer, Nuthatch

Stars of David art

Photo of White Breasted Nuthatch with Stars of David on the upper corners of the painting is courtesy of artist Julie Baer, New Jersey-born children's book author and illustrator.
2001, 18" x 14", mixed media gouache on wood.
On her website I read that 
Viewing nature as a gate to the spiritual realm is a thesis running through my work. 
Copyright: Julie Baer 2007