Ps. 22: A Visual Interpretation

Alyse Radenovic is a Jewish American fine artist. She has worked with Jewish themes as a visual artist since 1997 and as painter since 2007. She is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia and currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and daughter. 

 

Psalms 22:

(16 x 22 inches, Acrylic, Alyse Radenovic, 2014)

Artist Statement: This is a painting of the complete text of Psalms 22 in Hebrew. Most of the text is not legible. This invites the viewer to move “in and out” of the text, and to meditate on alternate ways to “see”, relate to, and appreciate the text. The jumbled letters in the blue, white, and silver color scheme are meant to convey both tension and calmness, and be slightly evocative of a stormy sea, which ties in with the Psalm’s theme of seeking help from Hashem (God) when surrounded in a hostile environment.

 

 

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