Posts Tagged ‘Jewish New Year of Trees’

For Tu B’Shevat: In Celebration Of Creation

January 25, 2013

The universe is always unfinished. It calls for our continuous effort and unceasing renewal for we are the partners of the Creator.” R. Simcha Bunim of Przysucha (1765-1827)

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THE holiday of Tu B’Shevat or Jewish New Year of the Trees which occurs tomorrow on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat or in January on the Julian calendar has long been one of inspiration for me, a powerful metaphor of our connection with the Creator and our mandate as stewards of our planet.

Last year at this time, I posted an image based on a new Hebrew alphabet I had designed called ‘Abundance‘. It’s letters are formed of the plants, fruits and vegetables cultivated in the land of Israel. Tomorrow we celebrate this holiday once again and for those that might have missed last year’s post, I’ve decided to offer it again along with the entire alphabet (alefbet):

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Gicleé prints of this image in sizes 11″x14″ or larger are available. I can also format them as place-mats for your Tu’B Shevat seder celebrations. For prices and ordering information, contact me at: ilene@winnlederer.com

In addition, here is a calligraphy illustration that references the quotation above this post. It is from a series of six prints commissioned by Hadassah/NY in 1998. The others can be seen here: http://magiceyegallery.com/PicturePage.aspx?id=243 where they may be ordered individually or as a set.

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I wish all of you who celebrate a year of abundance and inspiration.

Un-Literal Alphabet No.3: Abundance

February 8, 2012

Today, in celebration of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, here is a little poster incorporating a few letters of my new alphabet/alefbet called ‘Abundance’. It is available as a gicleé print in two sizes. To order and see other letters in the alphabet, please visit: http://www.magiceyegallery.com in Alchymy of Alphabets gallery under the pull-down menu. A detailed explanation of the symbolism in this poster is included with your order.