In 2017 Tallulah Ketubahs has expanded our ketubah line to include exclusive designs by guest artists. Our first two guest artists are Alyssa Dennis and Katherine Sable. This week I am so happy to share the two beautiful botanical designs artist Alyssa Dennis created for us, the Milkweed Herbal and Dandelion Purslane Herbal ketubahs. The originals were hand-drawn using ink and colored pencil and they are available for purchase as Archival Giclée Prints in limited editions of 15.
Alyssa Dennis lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has shown her work internationally in such galleries as Kesting/Ray in New York, White Walls in San Francisco and Ellen Miller Gallery in Boston, MA. She is currently showing work with Gallery 19 in Chicago, Causey Contemporary, NYC and has an upcoming show at the Arlington Art Center, VA. Her work has been featured in Drawing Magazine and New American Paintings, and she has been involved with grassroots community projects like The Music Box Village, The Heliotrope Foundation, and Swale: A Floating Food Forest. I am so thrilled to offer our couples this opportunity to add Alyssa's beautiful work to their art collection.
Alyssa Dennis, Soil Savers, graphite, colored pencil, pastel on paper mounted to board, 36''x42'"
The focus of Alyssa Dennis's work for the past 10 years has been urban ecologies and environmental advocacy. She is currently working on a new project called Common Knowledge, the goal of which is to promote education on wild edible and medicinal plants, found specifically within the urban landscape, through a visual vocabulary of plant illustrations accessed through interactive and participatory learning tools.
Alyssa Dennis, Urban Wild Plant ID, colored pencil, 8.5''x22''
Guest Artist Alyssa Dennis; photo by Delaney Martin
In September, Alyssa will be embarking on an educational quest to become a herbalist and to begin using that knowledge within her art practice and the Common Knowledge project. She has many other projects and collaborations in the works, including an upcoming research trip to Peru. She also enjoys working on special commissions and collaborations.
Alyssa Dennis, Wedding Invite, (commission), colored pencil, 5''x7''
Alyssa Dennis, Urban Wild (plant group), colored pencil, 8.5''x11''
Alyssa Dennis, Conservatory, graphite, colored pencil, pastel, gouache, 36''x42''
Alyssa's exclusive designs for Tallulah Ketubahs incorporate her delicate botanical drawings of edible and medicinal wild plants. The specific of plants were chosen for their healing and beneficial properties. Each piece is beautifully rendered and the illustrations pair perfectly with a range of ketubah or Parents' Gift texts.