Pirkei Avot / Ethics of the Fathers (Remixed)
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In 2011 I was honored to design a CD cover for Amanda Monaco, an amazing jazz guitarist who composed a series of pieces based on chapters of Pirkei Avot ("Ethics of the Fathers"). Together with her ensemble, she interprets these short bites of wisdom as landscapes of sound, phrases that overlap, hide, and reveal their truth. This print, which includes both Hebrew and English, is an adaptation of the CD cover.
If you want to see what it really sounds like, Amanda's music can be purchased on CDBaby.
Texts and Translations:
Pirkei Avot 1:14:
If I am not for me, who will be?
If I am for myself alone, what am I?
And if not now, when?
Pirkei Avot 3:8:
Everything we are is a gift
Everything we have is given