Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hag kasher v'sameach!

I hope you're all getting yourselves (and your houses) ready for Pesach. Do you make your own haggadah, or do you have a favorite prefab one? Perhaps one from a coffee company? [snicker]

My "Geulah" ("Redemption") papercut is featured on the Haggadot.com blog today, as part of their build-your-own haggadah project – specifically, for "bringing social justice to your seder."

Friday, March 8, 2013

Boing Boing and Instagram

Wow – the right person saw my work on Instagram (@nicejewishartist), I got picked up by Boing Boing, and BAM! my website traffic picked up.

My show at the PJCC is going well, and work is now selling even more quickly. The show ends on March 19, so go check it out in person if you can, and if you've been thinking about acquiring something for yourself, now is the time to do it. Contact Kimberly Gordon at the PJCC or email me; the show catalog is online here.

Shabbat shalom!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

"Shalom" print in auction to support Temple Ahavat Shalom

This is "Shalom," one of the 16 papercuts in my "Paper Tefillah" series. I've donated a giclée print of "Shalom" to the silent auction at this Sunday's Temple Ahavat Shalom Early Childhood Education Center luncheon.

It's a 16" x 20" signed giclée print (archival ink on archival watercolor stock, framed by me). "Shalom" represents the prayer for peace. The dove is a universal symbol for peace; likely because of its presence on Noah’s Ark. The dove in this papercut is in flight with wings unfurled, backed with comics featuring winged heroes who strive to bring peace and defend it, notably Angel from the X-Men, Hawkman, and Zauriel. Also contained within the wings of the dove are the Hebrew words of "Sim Shalom" and English prayers for peace.

It's a low-tech auction – if you want to bid, you've got to go the luncheon (Sunday, March 4, at Temple Ahavat Shalom); call 818 360 2258 for details.