Azoulay, Daniel (Ketubah)
Israeli artist –
Daniel Azoulay is a Jerusalem artist who combines traditional and modern media to create finely-crafted Judaica.
Arriving in Israel as an infant from Morocco, Danny is a Bezalel graduate and Rosenthal prize winner who recently, returned to the art academy after twenty-five years, completing a Masters degree in Design. He lives in the village of Tzur Hadassah with his wife and four children, Dorin, Elad, Kelli and Hallel.
Starting with an inspiration drawn from the wellsprings of Jewish tradition and symbolism, Daniel blends artistic and architectural elements of Europe, North Africa and the Mid-East in his intricately designed paper cuts. Guided by his inner vision, he has a rare ability to integrate diverse elements in order to create Judaica that is simultaneously old and new–time-honored, yet contemporary.
Careful planning and many months of experimentation precede the creation of Danny Azoulay’s artwork. Art and nature, as well as spiritual elements belonging to Jewish customs and folklore come together in a unique and imaginative way. Deeply rooted in Jewish art, he particularly enjoys designing papercuts of which he says I try to create a timeless artwork that will be cherished by the generations to follow.? These designs abound with symbolic and ornamental details. The lace-like appearance is ulDaniel Azoulay’s desire to learn, coupled with his need to expand his horizons, ensures that his work will be an art of innovation and synthesis. his work eminates warmth and celebration, reflecting tradition, history and the universality of the Jewish spirit.
All of Daniel Azoulay’s ketubahs are by the giclee method modern day lithography paper cut on the fine acid-free paper, and hand-embellished with 24 karat gold leaf. Each ketubah is dated, numbered and signed by the artist and is one of a limited edition. It not only imbues the marriage ceremony with beauty, but is an artwork to be lastingly treasured by future generations. It is the new couple’s first family heirloom.