Shalom שלום (Psalm 119:165)

Shalom שלום (Psalm 119:165)

Digital Mixed Media (Ancient Torah scroll, fabric pieces, acrylics, and Illustrator)

Shalom is a mixture of traditional mixed media, textures and graphic design elements. The Hebrew is taken from Psalm 119:165. In English it reads, “Those who love your Torah have great peace; nothing makes them stumble.” The peace dove forms the Magen David. It’s a symbol that stands for Judaism from which Torah stems from. The background features a section of a Torah.

The artwork is about the concept of nothing being able to make us stumble if we love G-d’s word. NOTHING! The added lines represent all the distractions, hardships, busyness, intertwining events and circumstances of life.

To expand on the theme of “nothing makes them stumble” I’d like to add that it means that nothing will disturb their minds, and break their peace. Nothing! Not from without, though sin, temptations, outward afflictions or the reproaches and persecutions of wicked men. Those whose hearts stand in awe of God’s word, will rather endure the wrath of man, than break the law of God. In this world there are tribulations. However, there is that inner peace, which the world can neither give nor take away.

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