Yichud means oneness in Hebrew.
A husband and wife are one soul, one unit, soulmates. In heaven, a couple is one, united, decided for one another. It is only down here in this world that they are two distinct entities that must reunite. In this painting, I capture the ecstasy of that reunion. . It is here at the bedekin- the part in the marriage ceremony when the groom is lead to his bride. The joy of seeing each other after being apart for a week highlights their connection and dedication to each other. It is a Jewish law to return lost items to its owner. At the bedekin it is clear- two objects joyfully being returned to their rightful owners at last; each other.