Monday, May 21, 2007

Vered Shomron Fabian

Stars of David
Photo is courtesy of Vered Shomron Fabian who wrote to me
I am an Israeli artist. I live in the last two years in San Francisco area, but in the four years before I came here I was busy drawing and painting Stars of David. I made a series titles Tattoo and presented it here in an exhibition. Lately I made a new series which includes also Stars of David, but along with Cross and Crescent. I started showing here this series in group exhibitions. In my website there are photos from both series and you would surely feel that the Star of David is very meaningful for me not only as an artist but also socially and politically.
Copyright: Vered Shomron 2007

Judith Weinshall Liberman, Triangles

ART Jewish Yellow Badge, Photo is courtesy of Judith Weinshall Liberman who sent me the following caption:
TRIANGLES is a wall hanging - a work on fabric - and is part of Judith Weinshall Liberman's Holocaust Wall Hangings series. This wall hanging is 33" by 114" (102 cm by 285 cm) and was created in 1998. Fourteen of the Holocaust Wall Hangings, including TRIANGLES, are in the permanent collection of the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A., together with the artist's Holocaust Paintings series and other works by this artist. The focus here is on six of the insignia worn by Jewish inmates of Nazi concentration camps. The insignia were composed of triangular fabric patches of various designated colors – red for “Political”, green for “Hardcore Criminal”, blue for “Emigrant”, purple for “Jehovah’s Witness”, pink for “Homosexual” and black for “Antisocial” – superimposed upside down upon the “basic” yellow triangle indicating “Jew”. The presentation is based on the row entitled “Insignia for Jews” in the table of insignia of concentration camp inmates as seen in an original document in the camp museum at Dachau.
All rights reserved to Judith Weinshall Liberman 2007

Against Assimilation

Jewish Israeli ART Yellow Badge, Photo is courtesy of sculptor Betty Wachsstock who wrote to me:
The idea of the sculpture is to show a hand with people walking to the top, and entering into the Magen David, inside of it, inside of Judaism.
The hand rests on a Magen David as well, and it is a symbol against assimilation, which is the subject of the sculpture.
On the Magen David there’s a verse from Malachi 3:24
He shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents
The statue was made for Bar lan University who gave it to The Rappaport Center for Assimilation Research and Strengthening Jewish Vitality
[It] is an independent R & D center at Bar Ilan University. The Center focuses on analyzing various aspects of Jewish life in order to identify what might be contributing to alienating Jews from Judaism, and on characterizing and formulating options for mending and repair.

Copyright: Betty Wachsstock