Size: 24"W x 36"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
In this piece I conceal the phrase "how will [does] not let [the] challenge [of the] many waters overcome" through interconnecting letters. The painting expresses the mystical Jewish theme found in Hasidic literature that an individual's soul-faculty of "will" can help one to rise above the challenges of daily life, referred to as "the many waters".
The painting is a large format work measuring 2ft x 3ft and is acrylic on canvas board. The piece has been professionally framed in a simple black frame and is ready to hang.
In my work I often focus on light: the way that light permeates and shapes our world, and how our practices in that world are in turn suffused with light. As a Brooklyn native, I choose abstract forms that resemble the buildings my youth and, later, the smooth stones of Jerusalem.
Born and bred in New York City, Daniel Wolfe spent many childhood afternoons at the city's museums inspired by the symbolism of Paul Klee and the overpowering color and scale of Mark Rothko. Wolfe studied at the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and later State University of New York, from which he graduated with a major in Studio Art in 1995. Wolfe also studied abroad in Jerusalem where he began a spiritual quest that infused his abstract expressionist style with mystical themes. He now lives and works in Brooklyn with his wife and 4 kids.