Description This painting is based on a colorful Yiddish curse, 'Vahksin zuls du vi a tsibeleh, mitten kup in drerd' which translates to may you grow like an onion with your head in the ground and your feet in the air. The writing becomes a part of the imagery mirroring the spiky onion leaves.
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.