The Chalom (Dream) Series

Chalom Ani L'Dodi - In Progress As an artist, I very much enjoy “contrasts.” So in my sketchbook, when I’m no longer in the mood to render detailed geometric illuminations, my pen strayed into free-flowing abstract interpretations of the Hebrew letters. The shapes that came out on paper randomly over the course of a few years became a full dreamlike alphabet.

Starting with “Aleph,” the first Hebrew letter, I transferred the shapes to watercolor paper. With no plan or color sketch, I started dripping wet-into-wet pigments of bright colors until the first painting in the series was born. It was a big departure for me, and established a brand new style for me to explore. Allowing the paints to mix on their own on the watercolor paper is a different experience to produce than carefully planned illuminations.

The name “Chalom” is the Hebrew word for “Dreams.” Ya’akov Aveinu (Jacob our Patriarch) had a dream at Mount Moriah where he saw angels ascending and descending a ladder to heaven. All of the other prophets (except Moshe) were asleep or in a dreamlike trance in order to receive their prophecies from G-d.

Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (the “Ramchal”) describes how, during sleep, your “higher soul” disconnects from your corporeal body and communicates with higher spiritually-based powers. Both dreams and nightmares are influenced by these encounters.

Original works are available to collectors, as are limited edition giclee prints. Contact the artist, Adam Rhine, for details.

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Chalom

Chalom Aleph
Chalom Aleph
Chalom Beit
Chalom Beit
Chalom Gimel
Chalom Gimel
Chalom Daled
Chalom Daled
Chalom Hei
Chalom Hei
Chalom Vav
Chalom Vav
Chalom Zayin
Chalom Zayin
Chalom Chet
Chalom Chet
Chalom Tet
Chalom Tet
Chalom Yud
Chalom Yud
Chalom Kaf
Chalom Kaf
Chalom Lamed
Chalom Lamed
Chalom Mem
Chalom Mem
Chalom Nun
Chalom Nun
Chalom Samech
Chalom Samech
Chalom Ayin
Chalom Ayin
Chalom Pei
Chalom Pei
Chalom Tzadhe
Chalom Tzadhe
Chalom Kuf
Chalom Kuf
Chalom Reish
Chalom Reish
Chalom Shin
Chalom Shin
Chalom Tav
Chalom Tav
Chalom Ani L'Dodi I
Chalom Ani L'Dodi I
Chalom Ani L'Dodi II
Chalom Ani L'Dodi II