Tallit at Kotel 6
Praise be to you O Lord oil on Canvas 2005 Kotel Series
Original Painting SOLD Art Prints available S/M/L
The draping of a Tallit is both beautiful and meaningful. By wrapping oneself within it, one keeps the outside world from intruding on the prayers. The drapes and folds only appear when worn, when one is praying, not when it is folded in it’s bag. As it sways with movement, the stripes seemingly reach heavenward, guiding the prayers to the almighty.
This beautiful painting subtly gives dance to the prayers in its most fitting home, The Wall of Prayer known as the Kotel.
Can stone be alive? It cannot breathe, it is solid, heavy and does not change. Yet, the Kotel - uniquely textured blocks of golden hue - has stood proudly through the centuries. Every prayer, every story, every emotion that has ever existed has been absorbed by this silent witnesses. Is the Kotel not a living witness of our nation’s history?
The Western Wall, The Wailing Wall, the Kotel, are all names for the one remaining wall of the Temple Mount. People flock to it to pray, to celebrate, to mourn; To find or strengthen a spiritual connection with God. Through good times and bad, this one wall of strength has been the silent backbone for Jews throughout the centuries.
God has kept this wall alive, connecting Jews to their heritage and home. Inspired by this - the Kotel, standing proudly and silently - appears often throughout the paintings of Jordana Klein.