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Location: Karnei Shomron  
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Braun,Ellen-THE NARROW BRIDGE
THE NARROW BRIDGE / Drawing / 8.3 x 11.8 / 34.99 USD

Description: "The entire world is a very narrow bridge, but most important is to never fear.." Kol haolam kulo gesher tzar m'od v'ha'ikar lo lifached klal. This diaper-clad youngster is enjoying a wondrous adventure in this playfully irresistible creation! Precocious mice scamper over, under and around floating butterflies, while flitting birds chirp away and a warm fuzzy bunny joins the fun. Enjoy the delightful friendship reflected in this animated and fun-filled "very narrow bridge." Created by two amazingly friendly characters, this lovable bridge joins together trunk and neck to create a charming narrow "menagerie bridge," while the written verse skips and swirls repeatedly throughout this carefree micro calligraphy composition. Ellen Miller Braun is always very specific in her descriptions of the verses she uses in her artwork. This time, however, Ellen leaves you to use your imagination. Share in the wonder of this piece by creating your own interpretation! Always keep in mind, for every child, and the child in each of us, a bridge of family and friends can help us through both the best of times, as well as the most challenging moments.and certainly, HaShem is always there for each of us. Limited Edition Reproductions Giclée on Fine Art Textured Paper available upon request



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Ellen Braun

Biography
Ellen Miller Braun was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Drawing on her natural talent, Ellen studied fine arts at Northeastern Illinois University. Ellen and her husband decided to follow their heart felt dream and moved to Israel with their children in 1983. The story of how Ellen began creating micro calligraphy is almost as inspiring as the works of art themselves. Before Ellen began creating these amazing works, she was already a world class artist creating soft sculptures of whimsical Chassidic figures as well as familiar Political and Biblical characters. This was another form of art that showed the painstaking dedication she has to her craft. While these figures were quite popular both in Israel and around the world, as Ellen puts it, "Hashem (God) had new plans for me. One day I woke and the need to do this (micro calligraphy) descended and enveloped me. However, I am a person who needs time to think things over and I wasn't ready to do something like this at that point in my already busy life. Ellen's husband got a call from one of his friends in California. They wanted to start marketing micrography in their area and asked for Eliezer's help finding suppliers. Once Ellen heard this, she understood the gift she was being given. She told her husband about doing micro calligraphy herself... and the rest as they say, is history. Even with her extensive art background, Ellen really just took it one step at a time. Each time she developed a piece she learned something new, starting with the fact that she is the only one in the world to use a calligraphy pen and water color paint to create her pieces. Some pieces taking as much as 11 months to create. The first piece she created was Shir Ha Shirim (Song of Solomon)- the idea was just there. The next two pieces, Ezekiel 36 and Lion of Judah, came as suggestions from her husband. Ellen began creating her micro calligraphy art in 1999, Her exquisite designs are sold as both numbered, limited fine art reproductions, and non-numbered editions, which can be viewed in her Gallery. Ellen also has created numerous pieces for private collections. Ellen's unique micro calligraphy art can be found throughout the world, bringing inspiration, hope and joy to people from all backgrounds. Her work is featured in both public and private venues and has also been included as a page in a special women's prayer book, "Ani Le' Dodi V'Dodi Li" and as a teaching tool in a Jewish school text book. In addition Ellen lectures on the development of this fascinating Jewish art form, bringing another layer of insight to the history of Israel and the Jewish people.
 
Statement
These micro calligraphy pieces will bless the walls of your home. They make unique gifts for those that have a love for the Scriptures of the Bible and want to be blessed by having these designs which are created using God's Word in the original language of the Old Testament - Hebrew....
 
Exhibitions
Ellen's exquisite designs are sold as both numbered, limited fine art reproductions, and non-numbered editions, which can be viewed in her Gallery at www.ellenmillerbraun.com. Ellen also has created numerous pieces for private collections. Ellen's unique micro calligraphy art can be found throughout the world, bringing inspiration, hope and joy to people from all backgrounds. Her work is featured in both public and private venues and has also been included as a page in a special women's prayer book, "Ani Le' Dodi V'Dodi Li" and as a teaching tool in a Jewish school text book. In addition Ellen lectures on the development of this fascinating Jewish art form, bringing another layer of insight to the history of Israel and the Jewish people.
 

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