October 4th, 2012 - Tucson, AZ
Kavanah Press and Artist Marlene Burns are pleased to announce that Kavanah Press is taking orders for Mazal Tov greeting cards at pre-press prices.**
Kavanah Press will be offering fine art cards of the images as well as prints and giclees, enhanced with paint and signed by the artist. A variety of fine art reproductions, framed and unframed are available at www.fineartamerica.com
Here is the accompanying text explaining Marlene's painting entitled " Mazal Tov":
Most often used when offering congratulations or wishing good luck, Mazal Tov has a
deeper message. Mazal, means an ‘alignment of stars.’ Each of us is born under an
astrological field. Mazal determines personality, circumstances and potential-our destiny.
The Jewish people believe that we have the ability to transcend our destiny,
as referenced in the Torah, when G-d lifted Abraham above the stars.
Mazal also means a ’drip from above.’ Our tradition sees
our mazal as the influence of the stars trickling down on us.
The mystics believe that our soul, our mazal, shines like a
brilliant star from above with only one ray inhabiting our bodies.
In this visual expression, the top of the painting shows the heavens filled with shining stars
trickling downward. The main orb, symbolizing our soul, emits an orange ray into the largest circle, representing our physical body. Destiny is represented by the silver bar. Traveling
through the stars, the upward movement expresses the concept of transcending one’s destiny.
The juxtaposition of the up and down movements is a key element of the design.
When we offer a Mazal Tov, we evoke the energy of the cosmic field to channel blessings.
When heaven and earth meet and blessings abound, our destinies can be transcended.
**For pricing , information and ordering, contact Marlene or Ken at email@example.com for more information.