I made a poster version of this picture in the early 1990's which has sold out so I finally reproduced it and made it available as the high quality Giclee print. The red Shin ש and the blue Mem מ boldly show their triangular and rectangular forms - Shin, the 21st Hebrew letter (2+1 = 3 sides of a triangle); Mem, the 13th Hebrew letter (1+3 = 4 sides of a rectangle).
This painting is another version of the Primary Sounds (version 1 and 2) that are based on the Three Mother letters of Sefer Yetzirah. You can read more about this image by reading the explanation of those pictures and the explanation of Primary Shapes (version 1 and 2).
Acrylic on paper
36 x 32 cm
In this picture you can see the Three Mother Letters of Sefer Yetzirah:
See the large Hebrew letter Aleph א?
Now look at the yellow diagonal line. It can be seen as the Hebrew letter Vav pronounced Wow. It can also be seen as the numeral One. The Wow of this Aleph balances and united the red Shin ש the blue final Mem ם.
This picture can used as a focus for meditation. Sit comfortably and become aware of your chest rising and falling with your breath. Now breathe in through your nose down into your belly with your lips closed. This is the humming sound of the blue letter Mem in the lower part of this picture.
One is the
Breath of the Living God.
This is Holy Breath.
Breathe in. Be aware that you are alive because you breathe. This one breath of Life is holy.
It is holy because it is from God who is One.
Every living being breathes in this same One Breath of the Living God.
Ruach Hakodesh - Holy Breath - is about knowing that you are breathing in God every time you inhale.