The piece was inspired by a modern photograph of the Jewish Quarters on Rhodes island. The photograph was so stunning as the architecture of the ancient buildings was fitting in showing the historical heritage of the Jew’s claim to the island. The choice of charcoal for the buildings is symbolic in it’s darkness, as a place that was once considered a home but is now left uninhabited. The floral tree in the top left corner, created using a collage, I believe is in reference to the idea of the Jews of Rhodes always being a part of the island. The beauty that the colour provides in contrast to the charcoal reflects how even through pain and misery, there is always hope in the Jewish people of Rhodes.
August 27, 2020