Gratitude, Joyce Ozier, Acrylic & oil pastel on canvas, 72" x 72" x 1 1/2", $5,000

Original size is 667 × 655 pixels

We made it! We are so grateful to God for getting us here. To express our appreciation for being alive in this beautiful and safe place, we will paint the whole village shades of blue. Blue is the symbol of divinity in ancient Judaism, being the colour of endless sky and bottomless ocean. Observant Jews are required to have a blue thread in their prayer shawls, so that we are enveloped in divinity when we pray.