Harriet Finck – Calligraphy and Painting

Kohelet mosaic
18 panels, each panel 24”x18”; acrylic, ink on paper mounted on canvas

From the series based on whole books or stories – Job, for example, and
Kohelet. Standing at Sinai. A Rachel series. Psalms. Sometimes the words – in Hebrew – are apparent; sometimes they are upside down, or buried. And often – there are no words at all.

I was raised in an Orthodox home, and was yeshivah bred. When I became a collagist, and then a painter – after some years as an architect – I hadn’t a thought about doing Jewish themed work. Years into it, some friends and I started an Artists’ Beit Midrash at our synagogue, and I began making work that incorporated biblical texts.

Harriet Finck is based in East Orange, New Jersey USA