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New Assemblage Series: Ribband of Blue

This newest series of Assemblages is inspired by the resiliency of the Jewish people to survive thousands of years of persecution, at times seemingly hanging on “by a thread”. That notion inspired me to create a series of abstracted images representing the trials and pain as well as the triumph and hope for the survival and prosperity of my people. From the tragedy in my own family, losing so many and so much to the Holocaust, to my hope of making Aliyah, this series is both personal and universal in its dream of a more perfect world, where Jews can live free from fear of hatred and oppression.

I used scripture as my inspiration, citing Numbers, 15:38, “Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue”. I wanted the work to maintain a single thematic idea regardless of the particular subject matter. I also wanted the element of Hebrew writing embedded in all the work, but not wanting to tear out or copy passages from scripture itself, I have used newspaper text as a random visual element to evoke biblical writing. Some works represent the persecution, while others represent the hope. I have tried to create some sense of balance regardless of the subject as the blue thread weaves though each work.

Blue Sabina

Blue Series: Sabina      Mixed Media     8″ x 10″

Blue Tears to Triumph

Blue Series: Tears to Triumph    Mixed Media     8″ x 10″

Blue Double Persecution

Blue Series: Double Persecution    Mixed Media   8″ x 10″

Blue Eden

Blue Series: Eden Restored    Mixed Media   8″ x 10″

Blue Strength of Zion

Blue Series: Strength of Zion    Mixed Media    8″ x 10″

Blue Kinneret

Blue Series: Lake Kinneret    Mixed Media   8″ x 10″

Blue Jerusalem of Gold

Blue Series: Jerusalem of Gold   Mixed Media   8″ x 10″

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New work from Advanced Placement Class

Just back from A.P. Institute @ St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont. Amazing class with Ms. Joann Winkler. Created a series of mixed media assemblages on 12 playing cards representing the ebb and flow of anti-Semitism from the Holocaust to the present day. Here are a few examples along with some pictures of colleagues hard at work on their own Concentrations:

Arrangement #1 2.5" x 3.5" Mixed Media Assemblage

Arrangement #1
2.5″ x 3.5″
Mixed Media Assemblage

Arrangement #2 2.5" x 3.5" Mixed Media Assemblage

Arrangement #2
2.5″ x 3.5″
Mixed Media Assemblage

Arrangement #3 2.5" x3.5" Mixed Media Assemblage

Arrangement #3
2.5″ x3.5″
Mixed Media Assemblage

Colleagues hard at work…

Sketches for Concentration...

Sketches for Concentration…

Sketch to reality

Sketch to reality

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My Tel Aviv

My latest attempt @ capturing the light and spirit of my favorite city!

My latest attempt @ capturing the light and spirit of my favorite city! 24″ x 30″ Oil on Canvas

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“The Lingering Night” on tour!

The Lingering Night  Oil 36x24 inches

“The lingering Night” is currently on tour visiting three local high schools over the course of three months. As part of a group show entitled “From Our Studios” featuring artwork created by members of the Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association, this painting was seen @ Barnstable High School in February, is on display now @ Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in the Pauline Hopkins Gallery for the month of March, and will end up @ Nauset High School for the month of April.

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Seeing MY light @ Cotuit!

Exciting News! My painting, St. Pete, Oil on Canvas: 18″ x 36″ , will be part of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Seeing the Light exhibition in January and February @ the Cotuit Center for the Arts. This juried show will feature the work of 66 well-known and emerging local artists. The exhibit runs from January 11 thru February 22, 2014.

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St. Pete          Oil on Canvas: 18″ x 36″

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Work @ BHS thru May 19th, 2013

Exodus Series:  Slaves We Were...

Exodus Series: Slaves We Were…

One of a series of assemblages depicting the Exodus story.  12″ x 12″ mixed media on paper and mounted on canvas.

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Upcoming Show @ Barnstable High School

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Visit Barnstable High School beginning on April 24th to see work like “Dune Light” (shown above) a 9″ x 12″ oil on canvas and paper collage. Large and small works about landscape in a more contemporary style will be featured along with assemblage and monotype prints on a variety of topics.

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