I have been making amulets which address our deepest longings. Although I do not believe that my art works magic, I do think there is some magic worked by hope and prayer. My amulets offer a ray of hope, joy, color. All of them have a hamsa, which is an ancient Middle Eastern/ North African amulet against the evil eye.
I will be showing them at Moriah Congregation Judaica and Jewelry Fair on March 6-8, 2010, in Deerfield, Illinois. This is a beautiful show that includes Israeli and international artists, and I am proud to be part of it. For the first time, I will be offering fine-art prints and posters of my work, in an effort to make it more affordable. I have finally enbraced digital printing, and I can’t believe how beautiful the prints are!
The show hours are: Saturday night, March 6, 8-11 p.m.; Sunday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Here are my new amulets: Earth, Fire, Water, Air.
I think our world is in need of some fixing. Most people I know are engaged in some magical thinking along the lines of:
- Please let me get this job!
- Please let my check not bounce!
- Please help (me/someone I love) heal!
- Please help me get through this recession!
- Please help me find peace!
- Please help me find my way out of this loneliness!
- Please let my spirit soar!
My amulet paintings give form to these longings.