Former Synagogue Portraits in Progress

My research into former Synagogue buildings has coalesced in the past few months as a series of watercolor portraits of buildings in West Philadelphia and Dorchester, Boston, that were built as Synagogues and are now in use as Churches of

Former Synagogue Portraits in Progress

My research into former Synagogue buildings has coalesced in the past few months as a series of watercolor portraits of buildings in West Philadelphia and Dorchester, Boston, that were built as Synagogues and are now in use as Churches of

Vayehi / Vehaya

I’ve been developing some visual ideas as I research buildings in West Philadelphia that were once synagogues. One idea revolves around the Hebrew word, Vayehi – meaning, “And it was”. I found this word in a  illumination from a 14th century prayerbook.

Vayehi / Vehaya

I’ve been developing some visual ideas as I research buildings in West Philadelphia that were once synagogues. One idea revolves around the Hebrew word, Vayehi – meaning, “And it was”. I found this word in a  illumination from a 14th century prayerbook.

putting historical jewish imagery to new use

I was recently asked to design a bookplate for the prayerbooks for Kol Tzedek, the West Philadelphia shul that I belong to. I decided to use imagery from the building of the former West Philadelphia Jewish Community Center, at Cobbs

putting historical jewish imagery to new use

I was recently asked to design a bookplate for the prayerbooks for Kol Tzedek, the West Philadelphia shul that I belong to. I decided to use imagery from the building of the former West Philadelphia Jewish Community Center, at Cobbs

synagogue studies

Two recent drawings from the ornamental details on the former West Philadelphia Jewish Community Center at Cobbs Creek Parkway and Ludlow.

synagogue studies

Two recent drawings from the ornamental details on the former West Philadelphia Jewish Community Center at Cobbs Creek Parkway and Ludlow.

decisions against capitalism

Rachel Mason recently wrote a very compelling piece for the Huffington Post – Artist as Applicant. In it, she reviews various possible outcomes of applying for grants –  both objectively for her work, and subjectively for how she might feel about

decisions against capitalism

Rachel Mason recently wrote a very compelling piece for the Huffington Post – Artist as Applicant. In it, she reviews various possible outcomes of applying for grants –  both objectively for her work, and subjectively for how she might feel about

introduction to an idea

I’m in a transitional period with my work… I’m waiting to hear back from publishers for my Garden of Time children’s book project. I don’t have much studio time to speak of since I’m full-time mothering a 5-month old baby.

introduction to an idea

I’m in a transitional period with my work… I’m waiting to hear back from publishers for my Garden of Time children’s book project. I don’t have much studio time to speak of since I’m full-time mothering a 5-month old baby.

by-product of the process

New! I will be using this blog format to write about my creative process, research I’m doing for future projects, and issues around art and life as an artist that are on my mind. I already have a nice list

by-product of the process

New! I will be using this blog format to write about my creative process, research I’m doing for future projects, and issues around art and life as an artist that are on my mind. I already have a nice list