When I visited Newton, MA last weekend, I met a friend of my mother’s. She’s now 84. Last time I spoke with her was when she made a shiva call, so that was in 1998. She repeated many stories as I spoke with her. I introduced myself several times; she showed some recognition when I […]
Menachem Wecker just posted an interview we did over email on his blog, Iconia. I really enjoyed answering his questions; the connection between Judaism and art for me brings up many issues, struggles, joys.
This is the only finished artwork I have of one of my children that was done completely from real life. It is considered preferable to paint or draw from a real subject, as opposed to using a photograph. But how does one get a child to sit still, even for five minutes? This son in […]
Each of Aharon Appelfeld’s stories is really his own, with the characters changed in some way to make it easier for him to tell the tale.
This a picture of my mom, z”l (may her memory be a blessing), posing in front of some fancy shop in Newton Centre. We used to enjoy window shopping together. I took the photo in the late 1970’s? early 80’s? It captures a little of her personality.
my latest watercolor