Prayer at Kotel 4
Prayer at Kotel Acrylic on Canvas 2016
24*32" Original Painting Art Prints available S/M/L
This painting practically jumps off the canvas and pulls you in. The Kotel is throbbing with life; Colors are bursting, while the ground is invites you in. One can feel the energy of prayer songs, tunes that have been passed on through generations of exile, each waiting its turn – at long last – to be sung beside the holy 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.