I left Poland and traveled to Prague to continue my work after attending the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz. Even with the air travel, finding my loft in Prague and revisiting a city that I love, my thoughts returned to Poland and to all I had experienced there.
I’ve posted this photo because it encompasses much of what I was feeling during those days. The stark contrast between the living and the dead, an uneasy juxtaposition emotionally and visually, is present in this image for me. The pensiveness I felt is present in the posture and expression of the woman in the red hat, while the image on the screen recalls the strong visual memory I have from countless books and films of the horror that was the Holocaust.
It’s hard to say “I’m happy” about any of this. But as an artist, I am satisfied. I wanted to create an image of the moment, and I believe I have.
As always, thank you for checking the blog. The work continues.