Artwork > Rwanda 2 (2010-2011)

Tell Me What You've Seen
Textiles and oil on fabric
78" x 42" x 28" (198 x 107 x 71cm)
2010
Ijoro (Night)
Textiles and oil on fabric
74" x 42" (188 x 107cm)
2010
Mama Anny 1
Oil on canvas, fabric panel
50" x 56" (127 x 142cm)
2010
Mama Anny 2
Oil on canvas, fabric panel
50" x 56" (127 x 142cm)
2010
Esperance
Ink on paper
30" x 22" (76 x 56cm)
2009
Untitled
Ink on paper
20" x 16" (51 x 41cm)
2009
Tear in the Fabric
Oil and fabric on canvas
16" x 20" (41 x 51cm)
2011
And it all turned upside down
Fabric, oil, acetate, wire, wood
19" x 22" (48 x 56cm)
2011
Fabric Installation
Oil on canvas, and fabric panels
2010
Midbar Desert
Oil and fabric on canvas
30" x 30" (76 x 76cm)
2010

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.