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Ur-Papa Series 2007

Each panel 24” x 24”

I began UrPapa as an experiment with working directly on wood and found it to be precisely the esthetic I desired.Inspired by a trip to Eastern Europe, the UrPapa are paternal stand-ins and the harshest sort of fathers. They hunt the streets of a decaying, outmoded city searching for blameless individuals to judge, indict and punish. Their punishment is force feeding those terrible Czech dumplings with no gravy! My comment on the still-simmering hatred I felt directed at us, as returning Jews, searching for the remains of a former comfortable life lived by my parents in Europe.

Ur-Papa: Search

Ur-Papa: Arrest

Ur-Papa: Judgement

Ur-Papa: Punishment