Seek Peace and Pursue it

Seek Peace and Pursue it

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בַּקֵּשׁ שָׁלוֹם וְרָדְפֵהוּ

This calligram artwork is based on the famous verse from Psalm 34. The original Hebrew text uses the imperative form to direct the reader to ‘turn away from evil and do Good; seek Peace and pursue it.’ Gabriel Wolff has turned this decree into a large scale piece on canvas. He says: “at times, this beautiful verse seems to be all the moral and spiritual guidance one needs. Slowly repeating the Hebrew words, the majestic form of this calligram began crystallising in my mind. The Hebrew word for peace ‘Shalom’ shines from the top of this intricate maze of letters. This symbolizes the deep sense of this verse - peace calls for persistence and hard work. It is not easily attained. Yet, its radiance nourishes and guides the pursuer”.    

Seek Peace and Pursue it (2018)
Acrylic on Canvas
120x98cm/47x39”

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