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MARLENE BURNS Abstract Painting and Photography
18"x18" enhanced giclée $200
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A word that is used to affirm, avow, trust and believe a prayer that we have heard spoken.
The younger generation might simply say, 'word.' And what a word it is!
Our sages have had a lot to say about this word.
We are told that it is an acronym for the Hebrew statement,
"G-d, our faithful King."
Looking at other words with the same root (shoresh), we discover Emunah ( belief and trust).
The gematria (numerical equivalents) of the three letters making up Amen is 91.
It is no surprise that 91 equals the total of the following words:
Adonai and the ineffable name of G-d, yud, hay, vav, hay.
Perhaps, the most salient point regarding the saying of Amen is that the person who
authentically utters Amen after listening to the prayer,
is more valued than the one who said the prayer.
It is the perfect response as well, when one is unable to say the prayer him/herself.
In this visiual expression, the prayers are to the right of Amen in a cascade of bold color and brushstrokes.
The intention of using such vibrant tones is to highlight the beauty and power of our prayers
of praise, gratitude and petition.
Amen is firmly grounded at the end of the prayers to exemplify a proper conclusion.
In the contrasting, quiet space above the word, trails of gold braid and colorful threads
work their way upwards from the final letter nun.
Nun is one of several in the alphabet that takes a different form when placed at the end of a word.
A regular nun is bent and represents the humility and awe of a faithful servant.
In contrast, a final nun is long and straight, akin to the posture of one who serves G-d with love.
With whichever intention we choose, may G-d, our faithful King, hear our Amens!
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