Date 5767 (2007)
This ketuba was destined to be different. It became a true design collaboration between the artist and the couple out in sunny California. The flurry of daily emails would guide Norman's hand for another splash of red here, or a wash of blue there.
Finding special elements in a bride and groom's personal life has been of utmost importance to the artist in developing a ketuba specifically for them and there were a number of elements, and some more unusual than others, that helped Norman with this very special ketuba.
The bride loved the idea of ribbons down the two side panels; however she really wanted bluebirds to hold them. The artist chose to add pomegranates and the 10 Commandments.
Visible here are the two lower corners showing the day and night scenes over water to symbolize the location of the huppa and the water scenes that the couple love.
Two trees symbolizing the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge.
A fly symbolizes something special between the artist and this couple.