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Deeply Rooted: Faith in Reproductive Justice

This curatorial project, hosted by the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University and organized in partnership with the Haddasah-Brandeis Institute, features twenty-one artists working across five decades, four continents, and numerous traditions each responding to abortion and reproductive justice through the lens of faith and culture. 

Be the Change: A Jewishly Inspired Public Art Movement

Be the Change, now in its second year, is a multi-city art and activism initiative drawing from the Jewish tenet of justice as symbolized by the ritualistic Jewish Tzedakah box.  It was inspired by my series of Justice Vessels and invites a curated group of artists to consult with local grassroots nonprofits and then create commissioned works of public art addressing a social justice issue of their choosing. The goal is to help viewers connect to issues of injustice and empower them to become agents of change.  

For A Human Is a Tree of The Field

This Sukkah installation was commissioned by the Vilna Shul in the fall of 2022. This Sukkah captures this spirit of movement and progress by drawing from my immigration experiences, first as a child moving from South Africa to Israel and later as an adult moving from Israel to the US. The piece reflects on the meaning and impermanence of home as well as on the notion of refuge and what it means to welcome the stranger. Further, it is a meditation on what I see as my responsibility as a Jewish artist to act in a way that honors my own humanity and that of others. 

Tiny Pricks

Tiny Pricks is a public art project created and curated by Diana Weymar. Contributors from around the world stitched Donald Trump’s words into textiles, creating the material record of his presidency and of the movement against it. The collection counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter and other social media, and Trump’s statements as president through the use of textiles that embody warmth, craft, permanence, civility, and a shared history. The daintiness and integrity of each piece stand in stark contrast to his presidency. I contributed three pieces to the project.