25 February 2008
The beauty of Hebrew calligraphy is its malleability. One can render letters to create a mood, atmosphere or theme.
Pictured is the cover of a wedding invitation. The graphic is the Hebrew names of the bride and groom interlaced with one another.
The design of a wedding invitation can be quite a process–possibly involving the bride, her mother, the groom, an aunt or sister or two, and, of course, a mother-in-law; quite a force to be reckoned with.
However, so many minds at work produces a work of art in which everyone has played a part. Feeling truly part of the festivities for this most important aspect, the wedding invitation, allows for the family to help the bride and groom begin their life anew.
But sometimes, I am given full artistic license (as in this case) and just go with a feeling I have about the couple; allowing my creativity to simply grow from there.