While pondering a Bar Mitzvah invitation design I ruminated over the Tree of Life. This is a lovely theme based on a famous prayer ‘Etz Chaim’ about grabbing hold of the tree of life – which is, of course, a metaphor for learning and Torah study. There was a stew of things bubbling about in my head and then it came to me – wouldn’t it be interesting to have the Torah contained in the tree of life. Well, this took me to some quite exciting places.
The style took its tone from Chagall. I particularly wanted the trees to echo people and I wanted movement. I loved the idea of a ‘gate fold’ card – where it opened in the middle – because things being revealed seems very important for a Bar Mitzvah. It was important too that what was revealed inside would be a rich treasure.
I often like to get my inspiration from fine art and then see where it takes me. I love using this to bring to life your ideas.