My autobiographical paintings explore a particular American time and place using photographs and the filter of memory.
The paintings focus on the experience of growing up in Chicago in an upper middle class Jewish milieu of the thirties and forties. They describe interior domestic scenes, large family gatherings and celebrations, vacations in Miami Beach and the Caribbean, and scenes in Chicago restaurants and clubs. Although these canvasses are based on black and white photographic images, I meant to capture more than a mere likeness. I intended to convey what it felt like to be present at that particular moment in time and place through a spontaneous response to the subject matter in the visual language of color, gesture and form.