Studio Rimonim-What’s In a Name?

Studio Rimonim

I like the idea of studio rather than gallery because you, dear reader and viewer are personally invited to join me as I work, turning ideas and experiences into paintings enjoyed in homes and offices. I invite you to join me in a conversation about the creative process and to share your own experiences and ideas. Ask me about color choices and techniques; I’m happy to share. A studio means work in process, growth and development and that is as important to me as the finished product, ready to hang on a wall.

A Rimon/Pomegranate is my favorite, visual symbol for my life journey. A Rimon/Pomegranate is a harmonious circle, with a hint of angles to express individuality and differentiation from the more common apples. Dramatic and bold in color they are vibrant, both inside and out with immediate appeal to the senses. My paintings for Studio Rimonim attempt to convey these ideas.

My Rimon/Pomegranate photo reference.
A Rimon/Pomegranate represents life’s journey for me.

Cut open the firm outer skin to reveal the hidden clusters of jewel like seeds in orderly sections just waiting to release their bright red juice full of healthy benefits. Rimonim seeds are bursting with color and flavor, adding sparkle and delight to any meal. It is a challenge to learn how to deftly release these little jewels from nature’s cunning packaging but they are well-loved in Israel as an integral part of any festive meal. This is not surprising as they are one of the Seven Species referenced in the Bible and Jewish Tradition has assigned them a special meaning. It is a fervent wish of the Jewish people that they will be like Rimonim,  filled with good deeds.

At one end of a Rimon you will find a crown. This colorful, unique fruit  provides beauty, pleasure, health benefits and spiritual meaning; truly an important contribution to the culture and well-being of the Jewish people.

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