rachel may wall art

basic

48" x 60"

mixed media

held-two

12" x 12"

mixed media

sky-vine

40" x 40"

mixed media

The work references the theme of “Saving Fruitful Trees” especially in a time of conflict by portraying both dissention and the fruit of labor--extending the midrashic metaphor of trees as sentient beings. Needless destruction of fruit bearing trees, especially within the context of those nourished by the fruit, equates with the destruction of life.
This framed piece juxtaposes the opposites of black and white shade, hardy bark, and plush grapes, all to represent that the abandonment of destructive action teaches the soul to appreciate the benefactor and the utilitarian. The verse echoes the message that the act of creation, the result of labor, is poetic and, therefore, precious and good.

thread of sky

40" x 40"

acrylic on canvas

light of the infinity

40" x 40"

acrylic on canvas

unfolding of your words

40" x 40"

acrylic on canvas

efflorescence

40" x 60"

mixed media

edge one and two

48" x 60"

mixed media

edge one plus one

48" x 60"

mixed media

edge two

48" x 60"

mixed media

above all

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

affection

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

beyond

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

bonding

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

boundless

40" x 60"

mixed media

coupling

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

ebb and flow

48" x 72"

acrylic on canvas

endless

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

flame

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

frames

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

genesis

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

infinity

40" x 60"

mixed media

light of eden

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

overflow

40" x 60"

mixed media

reflection

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

rejuvenation

48" x 72"

acrylic on canvas

renewal

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

still the same

48" x 60"

acrylic on canvas

water dance reflection

36" x 36"

acrylic on canvas

In "Water Dance Reflection" the synergy of water surrounds the Psalmist verse as its message connects water fractals with green treetops. This mixed media combines the verse from Psalms with a photograph of a large-scale canvas painting together with a photograph of treetops in northern New Jersey. This work articulates the life of water on multiple mediums and juxtaposes what the psalmist identifies as water's essential role in nature. Here, the verse becomes an expanse in the midst of water. The hues of the water, the same hues I observed near the shores of Tel Aviv, reach the tall treetops common to New Jersey, and fragment into colors characteristic of water shimmering in the sun.