"A red flower in full bloom balances itself on a slender stem that descends to rich fertile earth. It seems as if the fragile, transparent petals grow independently from the heavy earth, yet we perceive that the flower continually receives its nourishment from the ground and will soon wilt if this connection is cut. Our soul is similarly connected to its source of nourishment the Creator of all souls. It is this connection that the soul constantly longs for, a spiritual thirst that other pleasures cannot satisfy. "
The Hebrew verses from Psalms incorporated into the picture are recited daily after the blessing for putting on the tallit. The translation:
How precious is Thy loving-kindness, G-d, In the shade of Thy wings men find shelter. From the abundance of Your house they are filled, You quench their thirst from the river of Your pleasures
For the source of life is with You, By Your light we see light Bring Your grace to those who know You
And Your justice to those of straight heart
Limited edition of 125. Each print is hand signed in paint by the artist on the front of the canvas. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist on the reverse side of the canvas. Israeli artist Myra Mandel includes a Certificate of Authenticity with each print. Giclee print on a heavy, textured canvas with a pronounced weave. It is sprayed with 3-4 coats of a protective semi-gloss varnish. Unframed (Designed to fit a standard 18"x24" frame). Ships rolled in a tube. Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.