Ps. 126: Ascents
Ruth Feldman, aka Dr. Ruth Pinkenson Feldman and the “Green Bubbie” is a believer in the creative power in each of us to be lifelong learners, Ruth has moved from representationalism to abstract expressionism in her paintings and layered meanings in her collages. She finds the interpretations viewers bring to her works endlessly intriguing and a strong motivation for her continued development as an artist.
When I pray, sing, or even say these 15 psalms (120-134, known collectively as “Songs of Ascent”) I imagine that my words are as holy as those uttered by King David himself. After letting the meanings of the psalms resonate within me, I add the colors—as another pathway leading them beyond.
While the Temple stood in Jerusalem, harps and trumpets heralded and accompanied these sacred songs. So, too, may the colors of my paintings open the words, raising them aloft, toward their destination.
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