There Was a Forest
Works in Palladium
The title of the series, "There Was a Forest", alludes to both the forest of the natural world, and the metaphorical human forest of Jewish life, both of which have been placed at risk of destruction by the force of technology, industrialization and war. For over five years, I have traveled repeatedly to Poland and Ukraine to photograph the Jewish cultural transitions there.
Printed in palladium with the original 6x9 cm negatives on 11x15 inch Rising Artist Drawing Bristol 2 ply velum paper. Image sizes range from 6.5 cm x 9.5 cm to diptychs and triptychs 6.5 x 9.75 cm, 6.5 x 28cm. The small palladium prints are reminiscent of snapshots taken in the 1940’s, and intended to invoke the past.
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