"Seated Scribe note cards evolved from the artist/owner's interest in design, history and culture. The artist first researches a design in order to learn about the history and culture from which it sprang. The original designs come from relics, tile work, textiles and architecture. The artist uses the designs to render a drawing, which she then paints in watercolor. Each painting is scanned into the computer and edited to smooth out the final image. On the back of each card is historical information about the featured design." -- The Seated Scribe
Cards designed by The Seated Scribe Each card is 4.5x5.25 inches
Each is a 4x5¼ watercolor rendering of a design found in an illuminated Hebrew manuscript from 13th century Germany. Jewish scribes living in the diaspora were commonly influenced by the art of their host country. Thus the geometric style of this design is most likely due to its prevalence in the outside culture.
- Judaism: The Art of World Religions, M. Kaniel