Chaya Penina

I made this for a baby on the occasion of her birth and first year of life. The text around the outside is the priestly blessing and the baby’s name is in the middle.

The four animals are mentioned in Pirkei Avot 5:23: “Yehudah Ben Teima says, be bold like a leopard, with ease like an eagle, run like a deer and be valiant like a lion to do the will of your father in heaven.”

I used a mixture of modern (the realistic style of the animals, the inside font treatment) and traditional (outside font, non representative decorations) artistic ideas.

July 2016
8" x 8"