by Laya Crust
Two lovebirds – doves joining in the center of the page. Painted on an exclusive paper imported from France, painted in delicate, harmonious colors which seem to float on the page. The quotations are both from Song of Songs: “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine,” and “Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the rivers drown it.”
Ketubah Artist Bio
Laya Crust was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, where she studied drafting and interior design. She is an accomplished lithographer and calligrapher who draws on her formal schooling as well as experiences in Canada and Israel to create her beautiful designs. Laya has printed and bound 3 books of lithographs, illustrated several children’s songs and illustrated and calligraphed “The Book of Ruth” in Hebrew. Since the marriage of a close friend in 1980, she has created over 400 ketubot, most of them original designs. Laya lives happily in Toronto with her husband and 6 children.