LESLIE COHEN JEFFREYS, ABSTRACT PAINTER, PET PAINTER


Hebraic Spectromorphs


    Inspired by mystical interpretations of the Alef-Bet, (see Rabbi Lawrence Kushner's, The Book of Letters, A Mystical Alef-Bet), each acrylic painting is an abstracted Hebrew letter, which begins a word, reflected in the title of the piece.  The colorful shapes become Spectromorphs.  Often the outer contours of the Hebrew letters extend beyond the edges of the canvas, while the inner contours encapsulate the space.  The emphasis is on subtle, tonal variations of color, rather than intense contrast.  This is to inspire peace, harmony, and spiritual union.  Many smaller Hebrew letters are painted with the letter itself being the theme.  Wedding Blessing is painted for our friend's wedding, with love expressed in Hebrew, Chinese, and English, in gold and red.



  

Upon Thy Heart
Acrylic on Canvas
72" x 48"






  

In the Wilderness
Acrylic on Canvas
50" x 40"
 
 





 

Pelicans and Pomegranates
Acrylic on Canvas
60" x 38"








Mem Chet
Mixed Media on Paper
16" x 20"








Aleph
Mixed Media on Paper
5" x 10"










Samech
Mixed Media on Paper
16" x 20"





Wedding Blessing
Acrylic on canvas paper
12" x  9"


My research into ancient formations of the Hebrew alphabet inspired some mixed media paper paintings.  Complementary hues of blues and oranges are used, which remind me of the desert and sky.





Early Hebrew II
Mixed media on paper
10" x  8"




Early Hebrew III
Mixed media on paper
12" x  10"