“Do you think Shakespeare gives a damn, up there tonight, saying ‘Oh my, what a great revival?’ It’s the here and now, that’s all there is. No one’s keeping score” – Gore Vidal
In the 1980s, the Oregon Jewish Historical Society commissioned historian Steven Lowenstein to write a history of the Jews of Oregon.
“Ideas come in, as it were, through our pores, and we learn as much in drawing rooms or taking walks as when we’re shut up in our study.”
Why do some people take literally the admonitions of our faiths, both religious and secular? We are all advised to “do unto others.” We are taught, from early childhood, that “all men are created equal.”
As an outgrowth of the larger themes addressed in my research regarding time, place, identity and purpose, my recent artwork has been influenced by concepts such as the fragmentary and the whole, the contemporary present and the ancient past, the process and its end product, ritual engagement and belief, practice as a form of sustenance, individuality and cultural heritage, and a search for what may have been lost, all set against a backdrop of both, the landscapes of the American West and Great Britain.
2014 Faculty Projects
Liberal Arts Research Collaborative
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