The above approach,
especially in the areas of the rejuvenation of prayer
and holiday observance & verbal oriented meditation
is commonly practiced in many synagogues and havurot.
Our innovation is its implementation in the visual arts.
There is a saying: “You are what you eat”.
We would change it to:
“You are what you hang up on your walls”.
Certainly, the quality and direction
of a person’s daily visual stimuli
must have an influence on his/her mood
and can be a springboard
to profound spiritual meditation.
We would argue that in the Judaic tradition,
usually thought of as essentially iconoclastic,
according to the misinterpretation of the percept,
not to make a “graven image”,
there are many areas which are especially appropriate
to visual meditation and a source of inspiration for the artist.
1. The Sacred Letters or the Hebrew letters according
to the scribal style that appears in the Torah scroll.
3. Images of the Dialogue-Antilogue series ,
suggesting through abstract forms and archetypes
the intimate relationship between a man and his wife,
the most potent kabbalistic metaphor for spiritual connection.
4. In general, abstract art, or more precisely
illusionist or “gestalt” art,
can be become a strong stimulant to meditation,
since it invites the active participation of the viewer
with the endless possibility of seeing “new things”,
thus eliciting multi-layered expansive consciousness.
5. The use of the Golden Section (Fibonacci series),
Cubes and Supercubes, Spiral Helixes and Fractals,
all of which are hinted at
in Jewish philosophy and in particular the Kabbalah.
Finally we can our suggest our Torah based sites:
Since “seeing is believing”
we invite you to test our “thesis”
by viewing samples of our work at our web site.
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