DescriptionThese are the former doors to the ark in the old synagogue that once stood in Vilnius. It was built in 1438, damaged during WWII and torn down by the Soviets. These are one of the few objects that remain and now reside at the Tolerance Center in Vilnius. Note the keyhole is a Star of David
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.