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Gallery: Judaica
Frame: unframed
Year: 2000
Media: pencil and watercolor on archival paper
Description:
In ‘The Wedding Journey’, a Jewish bride contemplates her new life as she floats above a sea punctuated by islands bearing a huppah, a broken wine glass and a ceremonial ring, all symbols of a Jewish wedding. The ring evokes those used in wedding ceremonies throughout Europe in the 15th-18th centuries. These elaborate rings were often the property of the Jewish community and loaned to the bridal couple for the ceremony, to be replaced later by a standard gold wedding band. The tiny structure atop the ring metaphorically signified their new home and Solomon’s Temple, recalling the prosaic and prophetic nature of Jewish history. The water, whose waves form the words of a ketubah, represents the mutability of marriage, an ancient, yet always evolving tradition. 'The Jewish Bride' appeared on the cover of the Spring, 2000 issue of Lilith, a magazine for Jewish feminists. It was one of several images accompanying a feature on Jewish wedding customs.
Dimensions: 10.75 x 9
Price: 750.00

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The Wedding Journey