Painting this picture was a surprising thrill, it felt like it already existed and that I just had to give tangible expression to it. I know that sounds a bit weird but that’s the way it felt to me.
To begin, I had nothing pre planned, just maybe a sense of heaven and earth. I started with a large yellow diagonal shape across half of the canvas meeting midway with a matching blue diagonal shape opposite. It wasn’t long before it became clear to me that I was painting trumpets sounds coming down from heaven and shofar sounds responding from the earth.
Exciting! - I could almost feel the atmosphere alive with sound. To my great joy, I later realized that it was Rosh HaShana ! The actual day of the celebration of the Feast of Trumpets! How special is that! It was thrilling to paint this picture with joy but at the same time also with a sense of the weightiness of heaven touching earth.