This image spoke to us because of its simplicity; a few words, and a few sheaves of wheat, reflect actions that changed Ruth’s life and that of all her people.
About the artist:
Kim Phillips is a Judaica artist working in Monteagle, Tennessee. She discovered the art of Jewish papercutting on her first trip to Israel in 2006. “As a convert to Judaism, I dove into text study and was overwhelmed by the imagery and deep meaning found in them. I resolved then and there to learn the craft. My goal has been to merge the visual and textual parts of Judaism, and to bring the creative tradition of papercutting forward in a modern way.” More of Kim’s work can be seen at www.hebrica.com. She studied at Pardes in Jerusalem and holds a pararabbinical certification from Hebrew Union College-JIR in Cincinnati.
Thank you to Kim Phillips for allowing BooksandBlintzes to use this image. The artist maintains all rights over this image and it may not be copied, shared, distributed, etc. without her express permission.