I was born in Brooklyn and raised in a conservative Jewish home. My parents and grandparents were immigrants from Eastern Europe, and kept kosher, held traditional Friday-night Shabbos dinners, and sent my brothers and me to Jewish summer camp and to Hebrew school from kindergarten through high school. I was one of the first of my generation of girls to become a Bat Mitzvah, a ritual traditionally reserved for boys.
Yet it was not until much later in my adult life that I realized how much my Jewish childhood and education had shaped my art, vision, values and identity. This portfolio, DIVINE LIGHT, gathers some of the work that more explicitly embodies my Jewish spiritual path.