Judaic artist, Marlene Burns, is pleased to reveal her latest contemporary painting in her Judaic series, "Sacred Intention."
"Spread over us the shelter of Your peace," is a powerful verse of the Hashkivenu prayer in the evening service. It provides a stunning visual of
G-d's ability to protect us throughout the night.
This shelter also references the Pilgrimage festival of Sukkot. Following Yom Kippur, we are commanded to immediately begin building a sukkah. It is traditional to perform a special ceremony with the four species ( willow, palm, myrtle and etrog) during the 8 days of Sukkot.
In this visual expression, a rich, deep blue of the night sky is separated by a cradling curve that represents the shelter. Within the shelter, the four species are detectable, as well as pomegranates, a symbol of the new year. The complete circle alludes to the sense of peace for which we are making a petition to G-d.
The original, prints and enhanced giclees on...