This painting is based on a drawing by the holy Kabbalist Rav Moshe Cordovero, in his holy work Pardes Rimonim / Pomagranite Orchard. The Kabbalah discusses 10 states of consciousness through which we experience reality, called the Tree-of-Life or 10 Sefirot. This painting contains the 1st letters of each of the 10 sefirot of the Tree-of-Life, painted within each other. The 10 Sefirot and one way of translating their meaning is:
KETER INFINITE LOVE
CHOCHMA EXPERIENCE OF ONENESS
BINA STATE OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
CHESED LOVING KINDNESS
MALCHUT CENTRAL POINT IN THE HEART
[ Today, the sefira of PACHAD is more commonly known as GEVURAH, and the sefira of TZADEEK is more commonly known as YESOD. ]
Although the sefirot themselves are spiritual concepts which do not have form or color, there are colors associated with the sefirot, since everything in our physical reality has spiritual roots in the Tree-of-Life. There are many different colors associated with each of the sefirot, with each color association describing another aspect of each sefira. There is a chapter in Pardes Rimonim that discusses the different color associations with the sefirot. The colors in this painting correspond to one of the various color associations with the sefirot.