Let no sadness come to this heart. Let no trouble come to these arms. Let no conflict come to these eyes. Let my soul be filled with the blessing of joy and peace.
Many contemporary Judaica artists use symbolism from middle eastern culture, combining old traditions with modern art, while adding elements from their own imaginations. It is my intention to present a series of hamsas that create a bridge between our humanness and the divine. In my paintings, the classic eye is replaced with a heart to create a more intimate view into the soul.
The hamsa hand is believed to originate from an ancient Middle Eastern religion. Some see hamsas as a universal symbol for hope, peace, and prosperity.
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