My painting shows off the Kotel of the spiritual capital of the world, depicting people of faith gathering around the menorah in ancient times to worship and find fellowship together. They honored their Jewish heritage at the Second Temple in Jerusalem, and my painting strives to capture that light that we find in everyone. The light of some faith, some goodness, and a belief that the world can be better. That is the true light of Kotel.
I intended for a very textured design in my painting. Ideally, I want you to be able to see the Herodian ashlars in the wall, the frame of the menorah, and the colors of the tiled pave. People are gathering around this place in reverence, and I want you to feel like you could almost reach out and light the central menorah yourself.
The Kotel was and is important to all faiths, with the Temple Mount being a sacred place for Jews and Christians, while the Muslims believe that their prophet left his mount behind here on his journey to paradise. The light of the Kotel shines brightly and is relevant to all three faiths, I intend to display bringing them all together through my art.