Tribal Tree I | Mayim Eliana Ebert

Budget: 17" x 13"
Standard: 22" x 17"
Canvas: 22" x 17"

The Tribal Tree ketubah design is an addition to several pieces in my mosaic-style series of work. The name, Tribal Tree actually came from my husband, who commented that the wild lines and color gave it a tribal edge -- and it stuck!

With this design, I wanted the visual sentiment to be wild, natural and alive. There is a primitive, flowing feel created by joining simple, colorful shapes together to develop a larger image. The tiny triangular pieces together with the flowing black ink lines create a contrasting, dynamic energy and the bright colors lend a vibrance that makes the tree come alive.

Born Christina Mattison Ebert, Mayim Eliana officially embraced Judaism in May 2011. Since beginning the conversion process Mayim has combined her heartfelt commitment to Judaism with her deep passion for the arts. Inspired by her own engagement to Rabbi Marshal Klaven, Mayim began to develop ketubah designs.

In addition to her lifelong involvement with the arts, Mayimís academic and professional interests have included science, healthcare and business. She received her MBA from Loyola University Maryland in May 2011 and aspires to start a nonprofit community service organization providing art programs to underprivileged populations.

Mayim is currently focused on finding meaningful, challenging assignments in illustration, drawing and painting. Her style is typically modern and colorful, using bold designs to communicate emotion and meaning. She feels honored to have the opportunity to create ketubah designs that will become an important part of couplesí weddings, homes and lives.

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