Tree of Life. Pittsburgh PA. 10.27.18

Tree of Life. Pittsburgh PA. 10.27.18

Attempting to deal with the darkness in this world. I was moved to respond to the terror in the way I know best; through my art. Tree of Life. Pittsburgh PA. 10.27.18 Click here to purchase a print of the Tree of Life – 25% of sales will be donated to the families of the victims of the terror attack. Below were my thoughts and words as I created the painting. Darkness “Good morning, Today Monday, two days after the horrific terrorist attack that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Where eleven souls were killed just for being Jewish and coming to synagogue to pray. I felt moved to create a painting that reflects my feelings and perhaps the feelings of others, to mourn and to celebrate the lives of those who were lost.” “So, I’m going to begin with thick black, and paint a beautiful white canvas black. To create the mood to create the environment, that we live in, surrounded by darkness, surrounded by black. Yet somehow we need to carry we have to be that light in the darkness, so I’m creating the darkness in order that then together we can create the light.”     Tree of Life “The second step in the process, we have a black background, now we have a silkscreen of a beautiful tree of life. We are taking gold, beautiful metallic gold to be used to create our tree using the silkscreen method. Now some bronze, different metallic colors to create an element of fire, a glow, these metallic colors stand out as they come up...
‘Under the Black Hat’ – Jerusalem Biennale in the News

‘Under the Black Hat’ – Jerusalem Biennale in the News

‘Under the Black Hat’ Pop Art in Jerusalem Focuses on Chassidim Rabbi Yitzchok Moully brings spiritual and emotional depth to a new exhibit Chabad.org wrote up a beautifully written article about my work in the Jerusalem Biennale. It covers my Digital Cleansing piece as well as the ever popular Orange socks. Read the full article here “Orange Socks” fills an entire wall of a gallery in Jerusalem, from floor to ceiling, and depicts the life-size silhouettes of 12 Chassidim, one of whom shows a flash of color. The artwork, by Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, is on display in the curated group show “Popthodox-Black Humor” until Nov. 16 as a part of the Third Jerusalem Biennale. (Art: Rabbi Yitzchok...