Amulets in Pairs

Amulets for Israel & Palestine (2017-2018) 9 x 9 inches each. Collage and encaustic on watercolor paper.

This collage series was created in pairs using photographs from British Mandate Palestine, a zoology handbook, pages from an Arabic dictionary, and assorted ephemera (chocolate box paper, leather Swedish hymnal cover …). Here I am exploring the possibility that, historically speaking, Arabs and Jews are nearly indistinguishable.

When rational, political engagement is all but dead, is anything left but a magical solution?

I am a librarian and artist living in Eugene, Oregon — where it is often damp and always green.