This Ketubah’s design is based on the Aaron Kodesh (Holy Ark) of the enchanting Chesed El Synagogue in Singapore. This architectural façade frames the composition and represents the roof under which the couple will build a home, family and life together.
The ornamental architectural décor that characterizes the Synagogues visual signature has been preserved in this Ketubah- in an ode to and celebration of the Synagogues magnificent opulence, intricate ornamentation and timeless antiquity. This has been further expressed through gold pigment accents that reflect and radiate fire in the light.
Wispy clouds in the sky embrace wonder and an allusion to Hashem, the wider permeations of nature and the universe into the composition. Below the text is a wild orchid garden paying homage to the Grooms Grandfathers orchid garden.
The hymn “אני לדודי ודודי לי – I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine ” (Song of Songs – Shir HaShirim 6:3), a romantic declaration between husband and wife written by King Solomon wraps around the initials and mimics the geometric dome of the larger architectural frame. This psalm evokes the intrinsic commitment, care and responsibility mutually undertaken by husband and wife in their journey from the past into the present, and ultimately the future.