a walk to görlitz הליכה לגרליץ
a graphical tryptich
mixed media on canvas
165 x 100 cm
1. preparing the canvas
the work consists of three canvas panels that were stitched together, reminiscent of the sheets (klafim) of a Sefer Torah, a Torah scroll.
2. let’s paint
the process of creating this artwork will integrate the past, present, and future, working with various techniques, combining painting, drawing, and typography.
Yehudis is a certified visual artist, designer, and lecturer. She originally had planned to become a classical musician, but life had other plans and she ended up studying art, design, and visual communications in Munich (Germany), working as a creative professional for the past 30 years.
by Giuseppe Ussani d’Escobar
To understand the world in its depth, it is necessary to be on the move – considering that man takes steps on this earth every day, albeit small ones, in the same way a child faces and discovers the marvels of creation for the first time.
Yehudis Jacobowitz is an artist, and foremost a woman, traveling a path through the illuminating symbols of the universe, which she manages to capture. The universe can be compared to a book, from which man has to decipher the messages in order to improve his consciousness, his state of awareness, and thus his interaction with nature and society.
Mysticism is about immersing oneself in the mysterious and holy codes of this universe and let oneself go, loose oneself to eventually find oneself; liberate oneself of one‘s own ferocious and insatiable individualism – to find love. And so, here are the letters of the Hebrew alphabet of Yehudis, personifications of man, who attempts to find his origin again through prayer, striving to arrive at a renewal, a rebirth.
The works of Yehudis are an invitation to get connected again to the creator‘s spirit, to reexamine the sense of life. In a world that collapses into depression and loneliness of the soul, it‘s essential to find true and fundamental principles, a way of being, setting aside the excessive consumerism: only in this way man will be able to heal and regain his dignity. Art is mystic, and it is the mysticism of beauty that emanates from the works of the artist. Yehudis unites the figurative with the abstract, discovering the letters to be her agents, a ring of conjunction; the abstract becomes a fabric, a thread interweaving the dots.
Yehudis’ art is a revival of man‘s core values, in the modernity and actuality of expressive means, communicated in an innovative and original manner – proposing a journey from one continent to another, from one city to another, hosted by the most diverse cultures: because mysticism is always in fashion, it belongs to everyone, without distinctions; and this means to create and transmit culture in a positive way.
© Giuseppe Ussani d’Escobar, Curator, Rome, Italy