Safrut and digital art

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Yehudis Barmatz: I love the digital work. How does it inform or compare to the safrut? I am interested. Wolk: I am especially pleased that you love my digital work. Although I have had positive response to it, it seems … Continued

Happiness in artistic creation

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It seems right to say that the essential theme of all my artwork is my happiness with the creative powers given to me by the Creator, blessed is He, and that He merited me to be a Jew, of His … Continued

mining inner resources

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I believe that it is very important for an artist to learn to “work from life”; to draw and paint from what he sees in front of him: landscapes, still lifes, portraits. There is no other way to properly learn … Continued

Hidush in Torah and art

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Hidushei Torah (novella) are that which most join the human with the Divine. A Jew who merits to mehadesh in Torah (to create novella), in truth, we must understand well, that he has merited that his thoughts have ascended to … Continued

Chachmah and Binah

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This is artwork which doesn’t attempt to represent something outside of itself. That is: a line remains primarily a line and is not used to represent a form of something we see before us with our eyes. Rather the line … Continued

kaballah and art

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1 The only thing that is important is emes. If emes be the hardest thing to truly find, nevertheless only emes matters, only emes is worth striving for. The kaballah, being the innermost aspect of the Holy Torah, is the … Continued

purpose in life

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Original choice of art career. To use creative talents not towards the purpose of material gain. That my search for meaning and purpose in life led me to reject that pursuit of material sustenance was not the goal in life. … Continued

intelligent steps

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One of the foundation stones of my artistic endeavors is based on the knowledge that the Torah is Divine Wisdom and perfect absolute intelligence, and upon the contention that, therefore, one who would behave according to intelligence alone, will surely … Continued

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