“Ushpizot” (2002) and”Ushpizin” (2002/2014) by Galia Goodman of Durham, NC together honor 14 matriarchs and patrarchs whose spirits we invite to visit us in the sukkah: Sarah, Deborah, Rebecca, Miriam, Leah, Rachel, Esther, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, & David. The original works are traditional papercuts with ink overlay.
Galia Goodman has been a working artist and calligrapher for over 25 years. Self-taught, her work now hangs in homes, synagogues, churches, and universities around the world. She specializes in Judaica, notably Ketubot, and her style is eclectic, ranging from traditional papercut to brilliantly-colored abstract collage. Galia tells us “My favorite collaborations are the banners I have created for the Sukkah Project®”.