Photo by Aaron Rotenberg, 2015.

Photo by Aaron Rotenberg, 2015.

"All the wise came, those who do all the work of holiness; each one with their own work which they had done" (Exodus 36:4)

I grew up in a family of artists and Jewish educators. These two arenas — the world of the image, and the world of the word — have continued to shape my life and inspire my work.

I am particularly interested in the relationship between the individual body, the community, and the broader world, and how we use both text and art to navigate those boundaries. My graduate studies in Anthropology, History, and Religion have all influenced my engagement with historical and contemporary expressions of visual culture, especially in the Jewish context.

I am inspired by the description in Exodus of the people's contribution to the building of the Mishkan-Dwelling [Tabernacle], where the artisans, craftspeople, and all those "of wise hearts" brought their work and together created a visual and physical experience of holiness. It is an honour to continue this ancient project.

Photo by Julie Skarratt, 2015

Photo by Julie Skarratt, 2015