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Sibling Rivalry , 2000

oil, acrylic and pumice on canvas
50 in. x 42 in.
(from the Yiddish Folk Tales series)

Whispers (The Yiddish Folk Tales), is based in the world of magic and legends of Yiddish speaking Eastern Europe, my heritage. Searching for continuity between past and present, I focused on stories that allowed me to portray children reaching a stage of independence and completeness. Their transitional nature is echoed in the recurring image of the "Trickster", appearing as a "Jester" or "Rabbit", an allegorical figure hovering on the border of the unconscious, inhabiting the space in which light and shadow play tricks.