Abigail Penn’s Esther

I’ve said this many times on the blog but occasionally I come across works of art that make me stop and stare in wonder.

I came across Abigail Penn’s Esther (Part 1 and 2) the other day after another piece of hers (Orange Cats in Love) was featured on the front page of Etsy. Esther, as a whole, is comprised of two silhouettes that are formed by (I believe) text from the Book of Esther, which is the story of a young Jewish woman who foiled the attempted genocide of her people and became Queen of Persia.

Abigail hand wrote all the text which is beautiful, amazing and time consuming. I can’t imagine how long it took to do – just amazing stuff.