Welcome to Alan Helfen Art
Thank you for visiting my site. It is my intention to share my art and my artistic vision with you in the hope that you will enjoy my work and, more important, that you will feel inspired to share your thoughts about my work or any subject of interest to you. Please take time to view the paintings in CURRENT PROJECTS and WORKS and to read and respond to my blog if inspired to.
The painting to the right is Neshama (Nun), an acrylic and mixed media painting that I produced in 2018. It is part of an ongoing series, The Dark Matter Tablets, a reference to the vast amounts of unaccounted-for mass and energy making up the universe, which scientists have been unable to directly observe or understand. The Dark Matter Tablets are explorations into the nature of creation and existence, informed by my readings on Hebrew letters and their mystical meanings, and meant to express my sense of the deeply spiritual nature of this mystery, and the creative nature of language. See more of this series in CURRENT PROJECTS.
"A prayer is offered, sometimes loud, at other times soft, sent out like spiritual sonar. We wait for even the faintest "ping" to return, bringing illumination to our hearts and minds. Sometimes we wait a little while, sometimes an entire lifetime. But a Seed was planted in the beginning, long before we existed, just waiting for us to water and nurture what is already within."
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