Artwork > Rwanda 1 (2010-2011)

Tam (Simple)
Oil and fabric on canvas
40" x 18" (102 x 46cm)
2011
Raasha (Wicked)
Oil and fabric on canvas
40" x 18" (102 x 46cm)
2011
Chacham (Wise)
Oil and fabric on canvas
40" x 18" (102 x 46cm)
2011
She'eino Yodea Lishol (Does not know to ask)
Oil and fabric on canvas
40" x 18" (102 x 46cm)
2011
Closer Looks
Oil and fabric on canvas
50" x 84" (127 x 213cm)
2010
Closer Looks (Detail)
Oil and fabric on canvas
2010
Grandma Eva
Fabric and acrylic on canvas
8" x 11" (20 x 28cm)
2011
Eva and Olgie
Fabric and acrylic on canvas
8" x 11" (20 x 28cm)
2011
Repeating History 1
Monoprint and fabric on canvas
8" x 11" (20 x 28cm)
2011
Repeating History 2
Monoprint and fabric on canvas
8" x 11" (20 x 28cm)
2011
Still Here 1
Cut fabric on canvas
8" x 11" (20 x 28cm)
2011
Still Here 2
Cut fabric on canvas
8" x 11" (20 x 28cm)
2011

After working in The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda for eight months, I began using African textiles to explore Rwandan life in juxtaposition with my Jewish identity.

By drawing upon traditional Jewish texts to reflect an experience deeply embedded in Rwandan life, I create an interpretation of two distinct worlds illuminated by one another through a common narrative.