Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Siona Benjamin

Finding Home#89 Vashti (Fereshteh)

Finding Home#89 Vashti (Fereshteh)

Siona Benjamin. Finding Home#89 Vashti (Fereshteh), 2006–2006.

Description:
Finding Home # 89 (Fereshteh) “Vashti”

Vashti was cast out
Now she looks in

A black and white setting from yesteryear
Postcards from another target
A chessboard of genocide
The ner tamid of a lost synagogue
A palace of another dictator
Smoke stacks of your ancestor’s crematorium

I search during my journey
But cannot find
How can they erase without a trace
I wonder
Now more than necessary
Along with her dignity
Will she restore yours.

Medium:
Painting

Tags:
transcultural

Images
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Location
Montclair, NJ
USA

Contact
6 Godfrey Road
Montclair, NJ 07043
USA
artsiona@earthlink.net

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