She Carries Me Home, 2015.

Mixed media on paper grocery bags,

44 x 53.5 inches.

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About This Artwork: This is a piece for the Jerusalem Biennial for a show entitled 7,567 Mi.--> which is the exact mileage between Los Angeles and Jerusalem.

I used paper grocery bags from Los Angeles and found ephemera from Jerusalem, much of it from the streets, rocks from the shore, etc. and the red composition is supposed to be the Wailing Wall.

The poems are from Yehuda Amichai (the one in English) and then there's the Hannah Senesh poem in Hebrew. She carries me home is referring to Israel. I've had to explain that to some people already. "She" is the Motherland.