Tuesday, February 03, 2009

1944 - 1946 - 1948

Artist Aaron Morgan, 65 year old native New Yorker, created this collage in 1976 depicting a period of six critical years in which the meaning of the Star of David changed drastically: 1944  (Holocaust), 1946 (British Mandate) and 1948 (Independence). Usually we pay attention to 1944 and 1948 as opposites: Death and revival, Diaspora and Home etc, but the period in between was typified by the strong will to establish a state of our own and the Star of David expressed it impressively.