Hebrew Art - The Judaica Art of Adam Rhine


Illuminated Letter Vav
"Vav"
Hebrew Illuminated Letter
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper

"And of Your wondrous works, the people shall speak, and Your greatness they shall relate." (Psalm 145:6)

The letter "vav" is the sixth letter in the Hebrew alphabet, meaning "and" when placed at the beginning of a word. The first line of the Torah (Bible) opens with "In the beginning, G-d was creating the heavens and the earth." The vav connects heaven to earth, just as we are physical beings with a spiritual component. The hook-shape of the top of the letter vav reaches upwards, grabbing and connecting both worlds.




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