Artistic Statement of the purpose in my work
In all of my figurative sculpture I want to let my passions and emotions dominate the pieces I create rather than slavishly trying to make accurate representations of what I see directly. The attitude of the models, as well as their poses, dictate the nature of my creativity. I work in clay and then make molds to cast my pieces in resin or bronze. I also carve some more abstract works in in stone. I continue to pursue both figurative and abstract works, as well as making busts of most of my deceased family members, as well as of good friends who have recently died as memorial pieces for their grieving survivors.
About 6 years ago, I realized that my earlier experiences in Nazi Europe deserved to be represented by sculptural work in addition to my written and oral presentations on the Holocaust. That work, mostly in Bronze, is related to my past and honors the memory of my family members who perished in the Nazi death camps of occupied Poland. One of my sculptures is called “My Diaspora” and tells my own story in an assembled Bronze. It won a prize in a national exhibition in Cape Cod as well as a third place in the Bonnar competition for the Newton Art Association in 2010.
More recently, in 2014, I donated one of my pieces to the Milton MA cemetery, in memory of my sister Myriam and the 1,500,000 children who perished in the Holocaust. Additionally, in April 2015, I personally delivered a piece honoring my father who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1942, and gave it to their museum director, to be exhibited in the permanent gallery at the Auschwitz survivor’s gallery.