She found a piece of his work at a local synagogue. She has some wonderful close-up photos. You can see them on her blog.
Kopel Gurwin's work, not only interests me because of the Judaic theme, but because he created his textile art from felt using a hand blanket stitch. He was born in Poland in 1923 and survived imprisonment in concentration camps during WWII. He lived in Sweden for a few years and then immigrated to Israel. He studied art in Jerusalem at The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He was a painter and a graphic artist. Felt tapestries with biblical themes became his means of expression. He died in 1990.
The next piece that I found was on ebay. It is a Jewish wedding canopy. I happen to have a huge interest in wedding canopies right now because I am planning on making one for my son's upcoming wedding. I love the idea of being married under the image of these birds kissing entwined in a heart. Gurwin's use of Hebrew letters as part of the design also fascinates me.
|The Sound of Joy, The Sound of Gladness, The Voice of the Groom, The Voice of the Bride.|
You can see these next 2 pieces at The Lions Gallery:
|David and Jonathan|