Religions have many things in common; the group generally wants to make a better life for all, morals and ethics are given more attention to as a way of life, customs, rituals & symbols have important meanings, devotion and dedication vary from individual to individual.
I find religious symbols and the meaning behind them intriguing. As I traveled throughout the east coast a few years back and had the lovely opportunity to meet new Jewish art collectors, I became even more fascinated with the Jewish culture. Upon my research I was inspired to paint this piece. I know it is not traditional and I mean no disrespect in the color combination.
I am in no way an authority on the Star of David, but this is my artist rendition to honor the trials that they have suffered and to celebrate the tenacity of the survivor while continuing to believe in the power of their faith. This is the power of the human spirit.
My colors of choice, Blue for the Star signifies Truth, Integrity, and Honesty. Yellow -orange heart for spiritual belief and remembrance to those that lost their lives while honoring their belief in the shield and power of God. Yellow to honor the badge of honor and Magenta to honor the Jewish men, women & children that suffered because of insane discrimination.
The crystals to remind us to respect and honor all religions and beliefs. Take the time to understand and not be so quick to JUDGE.
We all have the right to believe what we choose, and the world will never be a happy place if we continue to not respect one another, no matter what the subject, culture or religion.