Text: Genesis 1-32
14″ x 17″ (Note: this piece is NOT a standard size and may require custom framing.)
Original is available. Email to inquire.
In this piece, I illustrate the days of Creation and the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve sit under the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, ripe with pomegranates, the 613 seeds of which represent the 613 Commandments which are given to us in the Torah — with great knowledge comes great responsibility, and by eating the fruit, we gain the knowledge and therefore the responsibility to follow the Commandments. Every plant and animal pictured in the piece is mentioned by name somewhere in the Tanach, from the cranes and peacocks to the fox and deer to the olive and Etrog (citrus) trees. The story of Creation begins in the upper-right corner.
Sefer B'reishit/Genesis: Print