My paintings began to express contemporary Jewish content in the mid-90’s after moving from NY/Boston where I had grown up, gone to Art School, etc. to Memphis, TN the “Buckle of the Bible Belt”. In the South I felt cultural and religious isolation and a deep need to connect, claim, grapple with and make relevant my Eastern European Jewish identity. I felt a responsibility to refer to it whether abstractly or directly in my art. As a painter, Jewish sources including blessings, meditations and stories have become a vast mine of inspiration for me. I hope to be a visual voice that can resonate with my post-holocaust, post immigrant generation, both secular and/or religious. Many of these paintings and those in Midrash Archives, have been exhibited in NY, California, Boston, Memphis, and other cities.