My paintings began to express contemporary Jewish content in the mid-90’s after moving from NY/Boston to Memphis,TN the “Buckle of the Bible Belt. In the South I felt a deep need to connect, grapple with and make relevant my Jewish identity, religion and culture, or, loose it. I also felt my family’s stories from Eastern Europe, the Holocaust, and NYC too much a part of me to ignore. Jewish sources including blessing, meditations and stories, have become a vast mine of inspiration for me, both as a painter and as a spiritual practice. I love to do commissioned Heritage Paintings, like the piece shown. To see more examples of that, go to http://carolbuchman.org/heritage-portraits. Also any of my works can be scaled for different size needs.
Contemporary painting, blessings, kabbalah, meditation, mysticism, synagogue, murals