Together we are interviewing residents of Sholom Home and recording their stories. We are especially interested in legacy elements and how individual stories within the same community can begin to tell the story of a community. I will then develop artwork around the stories, similar to what I’ve done on my own family history.
Along the way we’ve connected with the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest who frequently does oral history projects. I’ve done genealogy and collage workshops for them in the past. They are providing guidance in how to approach oral histories and will be a repository for the stories when we are finished. The artwork will reside at Sholom Home when it is not being exhibited elsewhere.
|Detail of Painting|
I am also continuing with my Radom Hole in Time series. One of the things that I loved in the 1937 film of Radom was the way people walked almost into the camera creating a sense of immediacy in the viewer. I wanted to do an image that would capture that sense. The image on the right is the result of that effort.