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Vahavtah Painting  - Vahavtah Fine Art Print





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Chaim Nissim 24 Days Ago

Jerusalem, Je - Israel

So great to see a Jewish work on FAA, Marlene. There aren't many.

Marlene Burns replied:

Nope, there isn't, Chaim...I have 23 in this series...check them all out!

Tucson, AZ - United States

This painting is presently being shown on the walls of a Frank Lloyd Wright building, ASU Gammage, in Tempe, Arizona through May 4th

Tucson, AZ - United States

This is the first of the series that will be posting to, a website for the international organization of Chabad. The blog is entitled "Art for the Soul" and can be found under arts and entertainment.

Tucson, AZ - United States

This painting is being featured in the Kol Aleph online newsletter...the voice of the Jewish Renewal movement in North America. Each month, I will be choosing a painting with accompanying teaching to offer in the newsletter. A wonderful vote of confidence of my work.

Storybrooke, ME - United States

To me the most appealing thing about you art is how much thought and passion you put into it. Each work is true joy to see. V/F

Marlene Burns replied:

you are most kind, bob! i am passionate about two things in religion and my painting, so it was a natural fit!

Springfield, MA - United States

As a 'baal koreh' I really appreciate your gorgeous interpretation using the trope as visual art!

Marlene Burns replied:

todah rabbah, michael!

Bucharest, Ro - Romania

Congrats on this second sale, too, Marlene ! Gorgeous work in every way. F,v. _____ Ana

Marlene Burns replied:

ana, thank you...this client is going to love the two he chose together on one wall!

Budapest, H - Hungary

Congratulations on your sale.

Marlene Burns replied:

thank you again, odon!

TUCSON, AZ - United States

Mona,thank you!

Lyon - France

Congrats on your sale, Marlene! beautiful work!

TUCSON, AZ - United States

thank you, robert!

Dade City, FL - United States

Congratulations on your sale

Glenview, IL - United States

Congrats Marlene - great work, as always!

Marlene Burns replied:

aw, shucks, thanks sandi!

Silicon Valley, CA - United States

Congratulations on your sale, Marlene!! Wonderfully executed, happy for you:-)!

Marlene Burns replied:

thank you so very much, xueling!

Chicago, IL - United States

Congratulations Marlene! A lovely and strong piece.

Marlene Burns replied:

ely, my thanks for your comment!

TUCSON, AZ - United States

thank you so much, odd!

Vildbjerg - Denmark

This is awesome. What great energy.

TUCSON, AZ - United States

thank you to my collector from NY for the purchase of an enhanced giclée today!

Toronto, ON - Canada

Congratulations on your sale!

Marlene Burns replied:

thank you, evan!

TUCSON, AZ - United States

thank you for favoriting this painting, roger and terrie!

Oswaldtwistle, La - United Kingdom

Beautiful! Interesting composition and the colour flow

Marlene Burns replied:

thank you so much, carmen!

Dalton, GA - United States

Truly Wonderful Works Marlene....Jon

Marlene Burns replied:

much appreciated, jon!

TUCSON, AZ - United States

natalie, thank you so much for you constant support of my work.

East Brunswick, NJ - United States


Greenville, TX - United States

This is amazing Marlene. Its like being able to watch the anointing of the player flow out toward heaven.


Super-fine expression with best composition....!!

Elsternwick, Vi - Australia

Wonderful movement this and so many of your pieces. What a talent you have!

Wildwood, MO - United States

I love this whole the risk of giving you a big head....your very acomplished..

New Orleans, LA - United States

A marvel! I admire your ability to maintain a flow, a seemingly spontaneous sense while illustrating complicated symbolism. Thanks - Tom

Brownsburg, IN - United States

A wonderful interconnecting piece with a feeling of warmth.

Thornhill, On - Canada

This is really excellent interpretation Marlene..mazel tov!!!!

Chicago, IL - United States

I've been looking at this one, and I could say things about the beauty and color and flowing lines but it all feel so off-topic. I could just say this is terrific art. Yeah, I think that's what I'll say

Weeki Wachee, FL - United States

"And you shall love..." Wow, how beautiful. Spiritually and emotionally acute and intensely clear as any "realistic portrait," in my mind's eye. Incredible series, and probably my favorite to date :)

Woodridge, IL - United States

I like your interpretations, the imagery has a southwestern flavor and yet its distinctly your own. Also, the stiory of each painting helps me to understand more about the imagery and its background.

Charlottesville, va - United States

Marlene, I love the movement and spirituality of this work. The interfacing with the desktop is beautifully rendered leaving me with the most calming impression. And your title is beautifully suited. Thank you for the wonderful experience this work expresses. Sean.

Hendersonville, NC - United States

A stunning composition that depicts so well the thought that inspired it. Great work!

Bowmanville, ON - Canada

Oooh, oooh,,,, I like this one Marlene!! Great flow, wonderful colors,,, perfect!

Chicopee, MA - United States

Lovely, Marlene. Fantastic choice of colors.

Verdun/Montreal, QC - Canada

I love the colors you use in your work.. meditative and subtle...pretty neat!

Hicksville, NY - United States

I actually googled this. V'ahavtah "It speaks of God’s love for us and how we show that love in return". A beautiful painting with a beautiful thought behind it. Just perfect fot the holiday season.

Longview, TX - United States

Malene, this is breath taking. It's meaning comes through so clearly.

Winnipeg, MB - Canada

Oh WOW!! Another hit! Bravo to you. Fantastic work!

Burlington, ON - Canada

This is a beautiful piece Marlene. My fav of the series so far !!

Shandaken, ny - United States

Wonderful energy in this beautiful piece!

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�And you shall love the Lord, your God, with all of your heart, with all of your soul and with all of your resources. Let these matters which I command you this day, be upon your heart. Teach them thoroughly to your children and speak of them while you sit in your home, while you walk on the way, when you retire and when you arise. Bind them as a sign upon your arm and let them be tefillin between your eyes. And write them on the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.�

This image is an expression of the first paragraph of the Sh�ma, instructing us to love God and how to go about it.
The black right angle and pair of dots are the trope marks for proper cantillation (chanting) of the first word that means, �And you shall love.�
Once again, the metallic copper represents the heavenly realm from where these words of Torah originated.
The pattern along the bottom is the diagram for tefillin, the phylacteries that are worn to bind one�s arm and be for frontlets between our eyes. One of the names of God, Shaddai, is embodied in the wrappings with the letter shin, the first letter of God�s name. This name is also used on the parchment upon which these words are written and stored in a mezuzah case, mounted on our doors to fulfill the commandment of writing these words on our doorposts.
The flowing lines from the black dots allude to the tzitzit, the fringe and their knotting patterns. In subsequent paragraphs, the commandment to wear these fringes is explained as a reminder to perform God�s commandments.


December 15th, 2009


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