by Danny Azoulay
Two trees, strong and tall, flank a tranquil garden. Their branches gracefully reach upwards towards the sky and each other. They are joined by the arc of a rainbow sheltering a golden menorah. Beneath, the words, “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine – Ani l’dodi v’dodi li” form a bridge connecting these two trees. A beautiful allegorical visualization of the marriage ceremony, the delicate paper cut ketubah is embellished with hand applied 24 karat gold leaf.
Ketubah Artist Bio
Daniel Azoulay is a well reputed and prize-winning Jerusalem artist. Born in Morocco, Daniel grew up in the northern Galilee town of Qiryat Shmona, and studied in Jerusalem at the Bezalel Art Academy. In his art, the landscapes of Daniel’s childhood are combined with Jewish symbolism, artistic and architectural motifs from Europe, Morocco and Israel. Known for his hand painted ceramic Judaica, Azoulay’s artistic attention has been increasingly drawn to paper cut design. His ketubahs are the culmination of research, inspiration and creativity, months of design refinement and, finally,exquisite execution. All of Daniel Azoulay’s ketubahs are printed by the giclee method – modern day lithography – cut by laser and hand-embellished with 24 karat gold leaf. Each ketubah is dated, numbered and signed by the artist and is one of a limited edition.