Hillel Smith

Ketubas

A ketuba is a ceremonial Jewish marriage certificate. They are often greatly embellished and take a prominent place on the wall of the couple's new home together. Each of these ketubas was designed in close communication with the couple to create a unique piece of art perfectly suited to them.

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This couple wanted a sunset over water and I obliged with this papercut over watercolor.


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Another watercolor and papercut ketuba for a couple who wanted bright colors and leaves for a late summer wedding.


Fibonacci Ketuba

Light radiates out in Fibonacci spirals on this ketuba, evoking sunflowers, the warmth of summer, and the promise of the future. They wrote the Hebrew text themselves for a truly one-of-a-kind statement of love and devotion.


Watercolor Ketuba

This ketuba features the traditional ancient Hebrew and Aramaic text, along with a statement of vows they wrote to each other in English. The two halves complete each other, with new life growing around them.


Ketuba

This ketuba features the traditional ancient Hebrew and Aramaic text, and incorporates a quote from Song of Songs: "Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it." Their bencher was designed to match.


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This is a bar mitzvah ketuba. I had not heard of this concept before this project but like the idea. The bar mitzvah boy's Torah portion is presented on this art piece with the name of his portion (Vayikra) in stylized, spray painted letters, as per his request.