HOLOCAUST/SHOAH SUBJECT MATTER
I visited the Dachau concentration camp in the 1970s and blacked out in a corner of a room there for about 45 minutes. When I came to, I recalled a sensation of souls huddling around me. It wasn’t horrific, but something that stayed with me always. Some 20 years later, I chose to use the experience as a foundation for my graduate thesis show at the University of Delaware. Around this time, I saw a major retrospective of the German Artist, Anselm Kiefer’s work. It inspired me to make large scale work in a dialog with his. In preparation, I read diaries kept during the Holocaust and attempted to mirror the real time experience of the writers. I would be interested in donating these works to a Holocaust education center or museum if it can provide the funding to mount them in a permanent manner. Please contact me through my website for further information.