Description This artwork was created based on a traditional Hebrew home blessing. The use of the hand is customary , and stands for the Hamsa, the word for five (fingers).lt is an ancient symbol of the Hand of God, a sign of protection. The stylized 'eyes' are customarily used to symbolize protection from the 'evil eye'. The artwork is in Hebrew and reads, in translation, as follows: Within this house, may there be no sorrow, Within this house, may there be no distress, Within this house, may there be no cruelty, Within this house, may there be no strife, Within this house, may there be blessings and peace.
Irene Konig, Austin Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement I have been an artist, in one medium or another, for most of my life, and I love to create images that will speak to people. Using calligraphy, my art has impact both in words and design. Much of my art came about because of deep emotions that I felt, and this carries through it to the viewer. These artworks make great gifts for others who are important to you, as well as deserving a place in your own home.