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digital prints



There is no way to recreate the events or the severe psychological destructiveness of the Holocaust experience by those who were not its victims. One can only approximate the truth by implying the isolation, state of fear, uncertainty, and disorientation which were their constant companions.

The "truth" of the images in these prints depends on creating a narrative situation or one which attempts to mirror the psychological state of mind.

In formal terms, tension, destruction, and disorientation are suggested by severe cropping and inverted or fractured forms. Blurred images, negative images, layering and deep pools of shadow are used to suggest memory and loss, presence and absence.

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