30×30, acrylic on canvas
For reference: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Lights
What does it mean to “survive” a catastrophe inflicted by other human beings on the scale of The Holocaust? Does one really survive, just because one is physically alive?
In this painting, I am trying to think about these questions which were raised by Aushwitz survivor, author Imre Kertész in his novel Fatelessness and its sequals, Fiasco and Kiddish For An Unborn Child.
Currently, I am working on a series of abstract watercolor paintings in correlation to a seminar I am taking, called The Holocaust and the Churches. The series is on going, and will have 10 paintings total.
For individual information on each painting, please scroll down to the very beginning of my blog. You will see specific reference to historical events there, with which these paintings are correlated. Here, I present what I have so far in one blog post, for easy viewing. These will be shown at Harvard Divinity School at the end of this semester. These are all size 22×30, watercolor and ink on Arches cold pressed 140lb watercolor paper – except for “Survivor,” which is 24×36, oil on canvas.
Anatomy of A Heart, for Franz Stangl.
Where They Burn Books
Children of Terezin
We Were Just Following Orders
Voyage of the Saint Louis
You Have Always Been Mine
Painted while working in Beijing, 2014.
16×24, acrylic on canvas.