Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Have a Colossal [Boy] Hanukkah!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Purities in my sketchbook

Here's a spread from my sketchbook showing some of the work that went into "Purities," one of the six papercuts in my new Mishnah series. I'll be premiering the series as part of an upcoming show in January, 2015, at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Details will be posted here later this month – and some photos as well.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Holy Midrash, Batman!"

This month's issue of Tribe magazine features a nice little article about my work, written by the editor as part of their arts-focused issue.

"His work is a perfect blend of high-brow religiosity and pop culture, taking a sacred tradition and adding a modern flair."

Check it out here!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

All Mishnah, All The Time

My next show opens in Los Angeles in January, 2015 — a group show titled "Wisdom: The Tree of Life" at the American Jewish University.

I'll be showing a new series inspired by the Mishnah, Judaism's codification of the "oral law" — considered the first major work of Rabbinic literature.

I'll share more details as the show approaches, including links to work by the other artists.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sukkot Memories – and Free Posters! Again!

Nineteen years ago my wife and I were living in Israel, and I discovered the art of cutting paper. One of the first pieces I made was this "Four Species" to mark our celebration of Sukkot. You'll note I had not yet found my current idiom of including comic books in my work.

We've got 24 hours to go before this year's celebration begins, and this year our family sukkah has scach from our own palm trees, for the first time ever. I wish all who are celebrating a hag sameach.

For those of you who are looking for the free Sukkot posters, they're still available.  Feel free to download, print, distribute, and share, as long as you cite NiceJewishArtist.com. I'm providing links to both 11" x 17" posters in JPEG and PDF format. Happy Sukkot!

Sukkot Poster

Etrog Poster

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Spring Workshops at Temple Beth Hillel in SoCal

I've just received a nice New Year gift — brochures for this year's adult education program at Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village, California. I'll be leading a three-session workshop there in March, 2015, and registration is now open. Here's the online brochure PDF, and here's a link to the adult education page of their website.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

L'shanah tovah!