Watercolor and Collage
23 1/2″ x 29 1/2″
This collage was made in rememberance of the artist’s grandparents, Avrumele and Bayla Rolnik, and aunts who were murdered, in Poland, during the Holocaust. The image is covered by red and black symbolizing fire and destruction. The gate of Aushwitz, with the words: Arbeit Macht Frei (works brings freedom) oversee the map of Poland. The Kaddish, the prayer in honor of the dead, was placed on Poland, since the country is an enormous Jewish cemetery. On the lower left corner, the artist’s grandfather’s home can be seen and a picture of his family was placed upside down.