Tree of Life (10 Sefirot) by Avraham Loewenthal
Tree of Life: The Ten Sefirot
This item is a print on canvas and framed with unfinished pine wood that very slowly darkens over time. Signed by the artist on the back.
Size with frame is: 32 x 20.5 cm / Approximately 12.5" x 8"
As explained by Avraham this piece means:
"The Tree of Life, also called The 10 Sefirot, represents 10 aspects of our inner consciousness.
The Kabbalah discusses in great detail the inner workings of these 10 aspects of consciousness and the way in which they describe the interface between our present experience of separation, and our coming to the realization of oneness.
One way of experiencing The Tree of Life is as 10 levels of love. The lowest level representing a love only for oneself, and every level going up representing deeper and deeper experiences of love for all creation.
The Tree of Life is divided into 3 columns. The right side is associated with giving. The left side is associated with receiving. The center column is associated with harmony and oneness.
The 10 Sefirot are connected to each other by 22 channels of spiritual energy. Each one of the 22 Hebrew letters is associated with one of these channels of spiritual energy.
Each of the 10 Sefirot contains within itself all 10 of the Sefirot.
The inner mappings of the 10 Sefirot describe how the infinite unconditional love at the root of all creation becomes manifest in our present experience. The 10 Sefirotalso describe our spiritual work towards experiencing our Divine source in the realization of unconditional love and oneness.
The 10 Sefirot and one of many ways of translating their meaning and associated state of consciousness is:
Keter – Purpose of Creation / Infinite Goodness
Chochma – Experience of Oneness
Bina – State of Unconditional Love
Chesed – Loving Kindness
Gevurah – Humility
Tiferet – Harmony
Netzach – Eternity
Hod – Thankfulness
Yesod – Unity
Malchut – Central Point in the Heart"
About the artist:
Prayer, Jewish Mysticism, and contemporary art are combined in the unique work of Tzfat artist Avraham Loewenthal.
Avraham lives with his wife and children in the Old City Artist Quarter of Tzfat, where he studies the spiritual learning of the Kabbalah and paints.
Avraham was born in the United States in Michigan. He studied psychology at the University of Michigan and later studied painting at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Avraham then made Aliya and came to live in Israel.
Avraham’s extremely inspirational artwork expresses universal spiritual concepts of the Kabbalah.
The Tzfat Gallery of Mystical Art is Avraham’s gallery and work studio. It is located in the center of the Old City Artist Quarter of Tzfat.
Avraham meets with travelers and groups (including Birthright Israel) visiting Tzfat to discuss his paintings and the concepts of the Kabbalah which inspire his work. Avraham’s paintings are enjoyed throughout the world.
Photo of him is the last product image.