I connect to beautiful things.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a very spiritual person, but I enjoy beautiful things.
I naturally gravitate towards them with no encouragement.
And if I find something unattractive or it clashes with my design sense it is unlikely to last around our home.
And that’s why it took us close on 15 years to finally put up our Gedolim photos on the wall.
It was not for lack of trying but for her to live happily in my home, the aesthetics of the items we decorated our house with had to align with my design sense and good feeling.
I just could not connect to a photo mounted in a heavy carved wooden frame like so many portraits of Gedolei Yisroel available in the shops.
But now we and our children benefit from and enjoy our three metal artworks on our dining room wall.
Crafted from stainless steel, laser cut into an identifiable image of the Rav and placed on a shiny, reflective sheet of black acrylic, we have our Gedolim with us in the most powerful yet calming way.