If I had to describe my style in any way, I would call it NOUVEAU JUDAICA. Judaica art (that is, Jewish art) does not appeal to me in itself, but my work is definitely a part of it. If I have one image in my mind which I can point to as the iconic brand that shades all my work, is Nippon Animation Studio's Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics series, specifically the Henzel & Gretel episode. Weird, right? But that's young mind for you. The Beatles' Yellow Submarine song also terrified me as a child, so that's a random fact for you. Anyways, what was I saying?
Right, my style. So I try to steer away from the traditional imagery of Judaica art - Jerusalem, Doves, Shabbath Candles, Kiddush Cup... But sometimes I'm confronted with them by well-meaning clients, and I'd be damned if I will not rock a papercut ketubah with them! In my Arts & Crafts European style. This is how the ketubah below was born:
'Breaking the Glass: The American Jewish Wedding' exhibit earlier this year, and now resides in the archives of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, CT. Also shown, my Seven Species Garden and Ginkgo Leaves ketubot.