Shefa: Original Art on Canvas by Gilat Ben-Dor - Pomegranate Tapestry Series


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SHEFA is one of the 12 unique original canvases featured in Gilat Ben-Dor's new series of small works, Pomegranate Tapestry. Shefa means "plenty" in Hebrew, and depicts a pomegranate splitting open, and releasing a profusion of seeds.

These "seeds" are made of imported Czech glass beads, hand-embellished, and symbolize the raining down of blessings that we can all experience through gratitude. They form a raised, textured terrain that extends towards the sides and bottom of the "seeded" area of the painting. The textured copper-toned background adds luxe shimmer and elegance to this uplifting visual message of endless abundance. 

 This textured artwork is signed by the artist and ready to hang.

  • 10"x10"x1.5"
  • Textured Mixed Media on canvas
  • Original artwork signed by artist
  • Finished on all visible sides, pre-stretched on wooden bars
  • Ready to hang (unframed)
  • Certificate of Authenticity included with purchase

© Gilat Ben-Dor. All rights reserved. Artist retains sole copyright on all works, including duplication, distribution, creation, and sale of derivative works. Sale of an artwork does not constitute a transfer or sharing of copyright.

Please note: Colors may vary between different screens/monitors and the physical artwork.

The series Pomegranate Tapestry was inspired by artist Gilat Ben-Dor’s fascination with the beauty, form, and rich symbolic meaning of pomegranates, throughout history and in modern times. Each individual work in this series combines Gilat’s colorful, exuberant style with nods to artistic traditions such as Medieval gilding, Renaissance-era celestial themes, and the textured forms of more contemporary Abstract Expressionism.

Pomegranate Tapestry is composed of 12 mixed media canvases measuring 10”x10” each. They are stretched on sturdy wooden stretchers and with detailed, finished sides, are ready to hang, individually or in groupings. Reflecting Gilat’s love of diverse cultures and languages, the works are titled in various languages, including Italian, French, Latin, Hebrew, Portuguese, and English.

“Working on this small works series felt like a walk through my art history courses in college,” says Gilat, “And it also took me back to my early childhood in Israel, where pomegranates were everywhere, from gardens to tables. Most of all, I love that in many cultures, pomegranates represent abundance and love!”