Keren Or Featured: Isaac Hoffman

Isaac Hoffman, an 11th grader, is one of this year’s Keren Or (Ray of Light) creative arts contest winners. He won Honorable Mention in 10-12 grade photography for “Night and Day.” Here’s a Q&A with him about his work!


What and/or who inspires your creative practice?

Things I find fascinating, whether it be a cool historical fact or the beauty of nature. I canoed 200 miles over three weeks in the Canadian Crownlands and Quetico in the summer of 2022.

Why did you create the art you did, and what message do you hope people take away from it?

I captured the panoramic moment at sunset to preserve the beauty and magnitude of nature. I hope people look at the photo and appreciate how everything in nature is intertwined; daylight and darkness can exist within the same frame, and both can be beautiful in their own, unique ways.

What does creating art mean to you and why is it important to you?

Creating art is a powerful way to express myself and explore new ways of communicating, describing, and portraying both emotions as well as concepts. I love the wide spectrum of art that has and is being created, and as I move forward in life, I hope to continue to add to the world’s easel.