This month’s art exhibition on privacy features the work of Flora Rosefsky. You can view the rest of her work at www.shma.com.
“In an outside world that seems more chaotic, sometimes frightening with things happening out of our control, can we find a personal sanctuary when we turn the key, to enter our homes –which in itself is a sacred private space? And if that space has its own share of angst or disharmony, then perhaps it is our office at work where some sense of sanctuary may take place. For me, it has always been my home where I feel the most secure and safe. Vintage found textiles bring back childhood memories. I can still smell the sweet aroma of fresh baked Challah every Friday night, I had to feel that God was protecting us. Blank white square spaces in a checkered tablecloth are now filled with drawing the kinds of activities I would do to shut out the outside world of unpredictability, not only as a young child, but also as an adult. There is a balance between what we do in private and when we invite others to share in our inner world of finding sanctuary within our homes. We become partners with those we love and who love us. In today’s generation, where a family can be sitting on the same couch, each staring at their own laptop computer, or texting to each other rather than having a conversation, I wonder if their sanctuary can ever be private, where they can put away their tangled wires and newest phone, and instead seek deeper reflection to go back to more human interactions using our voices and not the clicking of our fingers on a keyboard. Turn the key; open the door to home. Shut out the world. Welcome. And find Shalom – peace.”
Flora Rosefsky is a visual artist and teacher. She creates collages with mixed materials, often inspired by her Jewish heritage, interweaving her secular world with spirituality. The universal themes of her work resonate with other traditions and faiths. She often uses textiles, along with painted paper and ephemera, to enrich the collage process .Rosefsky’s studio is located at The Sycamore Place Gallery & Studios in Decatur, Georgia. www.FloraRosefsky.comemail print