Hebrew Art - The Judaica Art of Adam Rhine


Chalom Hei
"Chalom Hei"
Hebrew (Dream) Letter
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper

"Let me speak of the splendor of Your power and Your wondrous deeds." (Psalm 145:5)

The letter "hei" is the fifth letter in the Hebrew alphabet, the first letter of the word "hadar" meaning "splendor" and "glory". This letter is also found twice in the Holy Name of the G-d of Israel (The Tetra- grammaton). It also begins the word "henini" or "Here I am..." This is the word Abraham, Jacob, and Moses instantly responded with when called on by G-d.

"Chalom" in Hebrew means "Dreams," like that of Yakkov Aveinu (Jacob our Father) who dreamt of angels traveling up and down a ladder between heaven and earth. The gestural qualities of these paintings explore the dreamlike spiritual qualities of the Hebrew letters.



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