Paragon II | Michelle Dwyer

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Design:
Paragon II
Artist:
Michelle Dwyer
Print:
Original Giclee
Edition:
ketubah4less : 850
Standard : 350
Artwork Size:
ketubah4less : 12.5" x 15.5"
Standard : 19.5" x 24"
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These bold poppies blossoms are striking with their undulating contour lines, and their stems' close-knit form is quite graceful. Traditionally a flower of commemoration, poppies also stand for peace and tranquility. The flower buds are symbolic of the future and times yet to come.

The title Paragon means a model of excellence. It is meant to reflect the couple's relationship and vows on their ketubah.

Like many of the artist's other pieces, Paragon has a very contemporary feel to the design and has been influenced by the attention to detail found in the arts and crafts movement, in addition to the shapes and patterns of traditional Japanese prints.
Michelle Dwyer's work is primarily digital, but she employs traditional drawing expertise and techniques to translate her designs to the computer. Color theory, line, rhythm, repetition and balance are all important qualities of her contemporary design style, which is influenced by Japanese prints and the arts and crafts movement. The subject matter for her ketubah designs is drawn from traditional Jewish and marriage symbolism. She then merges these with modern technology to create striking images with a spiritual harmony.

"I prefer to do my work digitally, for the control and tight precision it allows," explains Michelle. "My work is very linear, contrasted by soft-colored gradients, which is ideal for the vector-based illustration program." She continues, "I generally draw out my designs first, by hand, and then redraw them using the computer."

Michelle's French grandfather, who also is a gifted artist and teacher, was a primary influence in her decision to pursue a career in... read more
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