Revealed Faith

Fascinated by how we conceal or reveal ourselves, I ask, who are we, and how much do we hide from the world? The question has been at the heart of my recent artwork, inspired by the history of the Crypto-Jews during the Inquisition. These individuals continued to practice their true faith in secret, using their ingenuity to avoid detection by the authorities. It’s intriguing how they concealed their religious practice and how clues were revealed to those who knew where to look. However, this is just one example of how people have historically hidden their true selves. Even in modern times, many still need to mask their identities, fearing persecution or rejection. It’s a painful reality that so many of us hide who we are.

In my artwork, I explore the tension between concealing and revealing my own identity as a Jew. How much should I disclose, and what should remain veiled? In my drawings, I embed Hebrew words that are partially concealed within abstract environments. These symbols serve as a metaphor for how we all hide aspects of identity while providing a subtle hint to those who know where to look. Ultimately, I hope my art will encourage others to feel more comfortable expressing their true selves. Whether we conceal or reveal our identities, we all have a unique story to tell, and we must find the courage to share it with the world.

If you would like to see more drawings, please contact me.

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