Commissioned for a Spring garden themed wedding following Succot (the Festival of Tabernacles), this water colour painted Ketubah frames the text within a hybrid Succah and Chuppah draped with hanging wisterias.
Here, this Ketubah draws upon the fundamental visual analogies shared aesthetically and thematically between the Succah and the Chuppah (as structures with a temporary roof). In this Ketubah, the Chuppah foreshadows the home (and garden) that will be grown and nurtured by husband and wife in their future shared together.
In the foreground, beneath the text resides a water colour still life composition featuring the 7 species of Israel (figs, dates, pomegranates, grapes, olives, wheat, barley), blueberries (a favourite fruit of the bride) and a lulav and etrog whose pairing together symbolizes the heart and soul.
Images of the Ketubah signing and wedding ceremony courtesy of James Day, Daylight Photography