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Color image of Swartz painting: There Is a Time
BASID #454
Color image of Swartz painting: Tree of Life, #1
BASID #484

Beth Ames Swartz
Visible Reminders:
There Is a Time

acrylic on canvas
48" x 72" (1.22m x 1.83m)

Beth Ames Swartz
Tree of Life:
#1, Keter

a crylic and paste on canvas
48" x 72" (1.22m x 1.83m)
detail of Swartz painting There is a Time showing some of the words written in painting detail of Sephira #1, Kether, sphere of radiance colored white and yellow
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Keter Keter

Ecclesiastes (3.1)

Many believe Ecclesiastes contains the most beautiful “poetry” found in the Old Testament.

Hemingway titled his first significant novel using a sentence from Ecclesiastes (1.5): “The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.”

Cabala is an ancient Jewish philosophy built upon a tradition of mystical interpretation of Scripture. The map describing cabala is called the Tree of Life; it is composed of ten “numbers” or “spheres.”

Keter is the highest of these spheres (Sephiroth in Hebrew). When we experience this realm, all separateness and fragmentation are gone; all is one.