And since the big Peachy Levy Festival is tonight, when the campers' work will be unveiled, I figure it's fairly safe to post images here. And coming up soon, photos of the campers "paper midrash" projects!
|Sunrises and skylines were recurring themes, but each camper found a unique way to present them.|
|Some of the pieces showed a reliance on abstract forms, while others were more representational.|
|And since every camper picked their own way to express the concept of "mizrach"|
there were some out-of-the-box ideas, like this dove which is made of the letters
"shalom" – peace, in Hebrew.
|Campers were given guidance on how white space can help create an emotional component.|
|Translating ideas into the papercut medium was a new experience for many of the campers.|
|Defining larger spaces (such as these clouds) by breaking them into smaller parts|
allowed for some creative collage in the backgrounds.
|Sometimes the artist creates a piece with one meaning, but others see it differently. |
For instance, I see the Hagigah "train" in the rays of this rising sun.
|Campers incorporated English or Hebrew or both (or none) in their works.|
|The simplicity of these Hebrew letterforms gives them strength and directness.|
|Fewer compass roses this summer, but there were some.|
|I love the exclamation point here – you can hear how loud this piece is.|
|The contrast between the large sun and the small village is striking.|
|An unfinished but promising piece featuring script Hebrew and English side-by-side.|
|A first papercut reveals a camper's natural facility for creating stained-glass like elements.|
|The phases of the moon atop the rising sun, surround sofer-style Hebrew letters.|
|Another skyline, this one leveraging some advertisement elements from the comics.|
|Size and distance and white space can create a dramatic narrative out of simple shapes and colors.|