Description In the synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania there was once a hidden matzo bakery and a kosher butcher. This was during the time of Soviet control. Today the equipment for making matzo remains. The painting “Afikomen” is semi-abstract, but you can pick out the forms of the equipment. The name comes of course from the hiding of the matzo (Afikomen) at Passover.
Susan Weinberg, Minneapolis Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement As both a genealogist and an artist, much of my work has focused on family and cultural history. My Eastern Europe series is composed of paintings based on travels in LIthuania and the surrounding Baltic States. I frequently incorporate Yiddish into my paintings as it ties to my cultural roots. My Eastern Europe series deals with the Holocaust, the traces of the Jewish community that remain and the stories that I learned in my travels.
My work also includes a series based on China and earlier works of reflected images. While earlier work is largely figurative, my more recent work is moving into semi-abstract imagery.