Lament: The Cry

Ruth Feldman, aka Dr. Ruth Pinkenson Feldman and the “Green Bubbie” is a believer in the creative power in each of us to be lifelong learners, Ruth has moved from representationalism to abstract expressionism in her paintings and layered meanings in her collages. She finds the interpretations viewers bring to her works endlessly intriguing and a strong motivation for her continued development as an artist.

"I painted this as a visual translation of the psalmist's cry, which we hear in many of the texts in this ancient biblical book. My intention (kavannah in Hebrew) was to reach into my own inner depths and touch the pain I carried at the time, drawing it up to the heights of heaven, in an effort to be heard. I pray that all those who are hurting in this difficult time are also heard."

 

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