Mizrah is the direction that most Jews in the diaspora face during prayer (towards the Temple in Jerusalem). It also refers to a plaque attached to a wall to indicate the direction of the Temple in Jerusalem.
This lasercut was created by award winning artist Anna Kronick. Her original creations are part of a series of hand embellished lasercuts. Each of her pieces is finished by hand, therefore an unique creation.
Anna was born and raised in the former Soviet Union. Drawing on her cultural background, her interest in history and music, Anna creates whimsical compositions full of poignant meaning, traditional symbolism and movement. Each artwork is a combination of elegant lines, vivid colors and emotional intensity that appeals to people of all ages and various backgrounds.
“As an artist, I believe that art making tells a story and I always try to create artworks full of imaginative narratives. Each piece is a tale designed around a variety of different subjects that come out of my cultural background, my diverse interests, biblical and folkloric research and personal experiences.”
Papercutting allows Anna to combine her expertise in drawing, painting and sculpture and create a unique approach to this time honored art form. Her lasercuts are made from silk-screened paper and arrive matted.
For more information on this piece: Mizrah Laser Cut