Unique Jewish Expressions 4" Cup. Designed By Zipora & Reuven Masel. Judaica. For Sale
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From the Sun Sentinel Newspaper, February 27, 2013|By Phyllis Steinberg:
Artist Reuven Masel, 51, was born in Teaneck, NJ, but became infatuated with Jewish art and Jerusalem at a young age. His wife, Zipora, was born in Israel. Masel met her when he was attending a yeshiva in Israel and the couple merged their artistic talents to create stunning works of art that capture the essence of Jewish history, historical scenes in Israel and around the world.
The Masel's handcrafted artwork is not limited to pictures. Their works of art include replica landmark synagogues, menorahs for children and adults, charity boxes and seder plates.
"I've been asked to work on big projects that are not Jewish, but I said no," Masel said. "I have to feel the artwork to create it."
Much of their art work is crafted in the decoupage process creating a three dimensional effect. "The decoupage process involves die-cutting or, in some cases, hand-cutting pieces of the printed artwork and pasting on level by level to achieve the three dimensional effect," Masel said.
The artwork is inspired in part from traditional Jewish motifs found in synagogues across the globe. "My wife and I have traveled around the world and love visiting ancient and landmark synagogues," Masel said. "This has given us inspiration for much of the artwork and Judaica that we have made."
"For instance, The Blue Dome Home Blessing piece is from a synagogue in Szeged, Hungary. The Woman of Valor Lisbon is from the Lisbon Bible Manuscripts and the Toledo Home Blessing is inspired from motifs found in the Medieval Toledo Synagogue. The Jerusalem Sights Home Blessing and Israel Sights depict landmarks throughout Israel and especially Jerusalem."
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