I was honored to be invited to participate in an exhibition to commemorate the Holocaust that is being presented by The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. This exhibition allows participating artists to include two pieces of work. It seemed to make sense to me to incorporate work that is indicative of what I ordinarily do. With that in mind, I am submitting "Veiled in Uncertainty" as one of the two works to be shown. Why this painting ? ... read on....
Many years ago I had a conversation with a colleague who grew up in Finland during World War II. While having a discussion with her pertaining to the Holocaust, she mentioned that her father had hidden Jewish people in the forest near her home to protect them from the Nazis. When I expressed admiration for his bravery, she responded, “What else could he do?” I never forgot this exchange. This painting reflects the image that was seared into my consciousness because of that talk so long ago.
I will be posting information about the other piece that I am including in the exhibition in upcoming posts. Thanks for reading.
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