Being Jewish to me has been a sort of thrust and parry, an existential bout with myself. Where in chassidus it is taught that one should nullify their sense of self by serving an infinite creator and accepting it’s service as your own. Many can interpret that as a burden or you can look at it as a challenge. These paintings are an internal conversation I have been having about the initial thoughts inside the minds of the Jewish people after the sea parted and before they received the torah. Sure there was a miracle but what was it for. Within these works are also my questions and interpretations that every person has, for the ego is not a flaw. It’s an opportunity for the sense of self is essential. You must exist to have a relationship with another person and let alone an infinite being. It surmounts to how you choose to exist.
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