CONCEALED FAITH – a journey to reveal.
There’s a history of hiding who you are. Before Constantine the Great, Christians were persecuted for their beliefs. They often used the symbol of a fish to signify Jesus. The reason is that the Greek word for fish, Ichthys, is so close to the pronunciation for Jesus. This iconography continued onto the Byzantine era. Similarly, Jews have concealed their faith for centuries by hiding symbols of their Judaism for fear of the unsettling anti-semitism. Anti-semitism continues to grow throughout the United States and elsewhere.
As you look closer at these works on paper, you will see that there are bits of concealed Hebrew words peaking out and revealing themselves from their surrounding urban and natural environs. I hope that these works on paper help everyone feel more comfortable proudly expressing who they really are. My work explores and reconciles feelings of discomfort in revealing the faith I have chosen.
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