The motif of flowers painted in a highly naturalistic manner, as though casually tossed on a lapis lazuli background, is adapted from late medieval Burgundian manuscript design. The insets of abstract floral arabesques draw upon classical Turkish design. The fiery colors of the flowers, set against the deep blue background attempt to express the intense passion with which the lovers declare their love for one another in the passage bordering the artwork, drawn from The Song of Songs 8:6-7: 6
Ketubah Artist Bio
Debra Band holds an M.A. in political science from MIT, and a B.A. honors degree in history (with a minor is studio art). Her Ketubot and Judaic artwork draw on her love of Jewish tradition and learning. Her work is informed by her extensive study of Jewish texts and research into medieval European and Middle Eastern painting and manuscripts. Having lived in many places across North America, Debra now lives on the West Coast with her husband, sons and considerable menagerie.