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Family TreeThis piece, created to celebrate the birth of a new baby, honors the four people for whom the child was named.  The namesake on the top left was creative and a storyteller, thus his portion of the tree is made from bright colored varigated thread.  The woman at the top right was known for her unselfish devotion and is shown caring for the child’s mother.  The gentleman in the bottom left was a stable family man and is therefore pictured at the base of the tree.  And the bottom right portion of the tree is made from the words of Leo Baeck, the final namesake.

The Hebrew quote is from 1 Samuel 14:45 where Yonatan (the child’s Hebrew name) is protected from harm.  It says: “As the Lord lives, not a hair on his head shall fall to the ground.”

12″ x 16″