Friday, 28 February 2014

"Breaking the glass."

During a Jewish wedding ceremony, the bridegroom breaks a glass. This symbolizes the destruction of our ancient temple in Jerusalem.  Some say this is symbolic of moralizing pleasure and tempering emotions.
The carpet in the synagogue where our daughter got married almost 7 months ago is a beautiful, rich red colour.  This image, showing much of the richness of this carpet was an obvious choice for this challenge - red.
Thanks to Heather Dubreuil, for generously instructing me on the technical aspects of this piece.

11 comments:

  1. I love the fact that you can still find something in the wedding that corresponds to each colour from our challenges. Beautiful.

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  2. I think your cropping of the image is very effective, Pam. Powerful!

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  3. How cleverly you have arranged the elements. You really have an eye for balancing a design. Love the choice of fabrics. I can almost hear the clapping and singing.

    Hilary

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  4. I agree with Linda - fabulous that 'the' wedding still has such strong memories. Love the design and story behind it.

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  5. You've captured the moment very nicely, and I agree that you've selected just the right amount out of the photo.

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  6. Another powerful "snapshot" of a beautiful event and memory! Looking forward to how you weave apricot into the wedding series!

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  7. The colour saturation and composition are really evocative of the strong emotion that was connected to this wonderful event in your family. It just brings the day rushing back for me. Bravo Pam!

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  8. Very good use of the 'red'. It's fun to see how you can relate each of our colour choices to the wedding.

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  9. I just adore the bride's dress with the lace and design and the angle and shape of the foot. The blood red does indeed symbolize the emotional intensity of the day
    Martin

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  10. You are bringing so much of this really special day into all the pieces you have done and this will become a really special memory you will be able to hand down to the bride and bridegroom in years to come. The composition is great and the colour red so rich especially against the rest of the piece. Well done

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  11. This piece is really very powerful, as a few people above have said.
    Just enough detail to bring out the feeling of the moment!
    <3

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