Zahava Sherez

On Immigration

For the last five consecutive generations my family survived and thrived by fleeing countries and continents. There is hope in relocating but also much suffering. 

I create simplified figures using earth tones and rough texture to represent the suffering, the journeys, and the strength needed for survival. I work clay as a carver using knives and wooden sticks, subtracting, uncovering what’s within rather than building up.