Hillel Smith

Wisdom mural at AJU

As part of my Illuminated Streets collaboration with Itamar Paloge, we created this mural at the American Jewish University. We worked with the AJU board to select a theme, and settled on a quote from the book of Mishlei (Proverbs) 3:13. The text reads "אַשְׁרֵי אָדָם מָצָא חָכְמָה" which translates roughly to "Happy is the person who finds wisdom." On top of that was painted Hebrew calligraphic shapes evoking the fire of knowledge. Within days, our new mural was already used as a backdrop for social gatherings and photoshoots!

See more photos of the making of the mural here, here, and here.

The Illuminated Streets project was covered in LA's Jewish Journal newspaper.

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