Part of a Limited Edition Series of 180
Colour Pencil Drawing converted to Giclee Print
Size: 58x72cm or 42x50cm
The Singing Tree Ketubah
Production time: 8-12 weeks (for urgent orders please contact Artist)
Care instructions for your Art Print: For archival purposes, when signing the Ketubah please use an Acid Free pen. Try to keep out of direct prolonged sunlight. It is strongly recommended to use a reputable framing company or gallery to mount and frame your artwork. Use only acid-free glues ad materials where possible to prolong the quality and enjoyment of your byTessa Limited edition print.
The Singing Tree has two trees that have grown and intertwined together representing that the couple have become a unit, just as Adam was when created. This is a symbol of what we aspire our relationship to become, that two separate people come together as one.
A tree is a symbol of the couple's ongoing growth together and the lives they strive to produce- a tree of life that represents fertility, development and prosperity for the couple.
Within the ketubah there are 3 symbols that represent Sarah's home, a home that the bride wishes to emulate in their own and life going forward.
The plaited trunks of the tree represent Challah - a symbol that there will always being food and that the family's needs are met each week.
In the gaps of the branches are the letters yud 'dash' hey, the two letters that differ in the words Ish and Isha. This is to symbolise that man and woman as individuals can only reach the highest potential of a relationship through marriage, which joins them together.
The centre of the Ketubah is white and as it moves towards the edge of the Violin, it becomes darker - the rising sun in the night sky, representing the light that the Shabbas candles create and bring to the couple, and the wish that there is continuous light coming from the home from week to week just as there was a continuous light in Sarah's home.
The lightening of the sky represents the clouds that were over Sarah's home. This is to represent Mikvah and the wish for purity, protection, fertility and a Jewish home for the couple.
The seven pomegranates in the tree again represent creation, growth and fertility.
The ribbon with music notes wraps around within the Ketubah to represent that music - that simcha should always surround their family and be part of their life.