Sunrise at Kotel
Sunrise at the Kotel Spray Paint & Acrylic on Canvas 2014
26*36" Original Painting Art Prints available S/M/L
Long before the Jerusalem sky turns blue, Jews begin to stream to The Kotel for the Morning Prayer. Prayer in Judaism is more than a personal conversation with God; it is an opportunity to pray for all of Am Yisrael – the Jewish Nation. This is reflected in the painting through the portrayal of worshippers in a unified manner. The unique colors of the painting signify God’s covenant to Noah and the Jewish people. “And God spoke to Noah and to his sons... When the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud, I shall remember My covenant... Never again shall the waters become a flood to destroy all flesh. ” Genesis 9:8-15
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.