Monday, February 1, 2016

Seeing Stella

"Seeing Stella"
Oil on Wood
"What you see is what you see," Frank Stella. 

Frank Stella's, Chodorow II, painted in 1971, is one of a series referring to Polish villages whose synagogs were lost. I didn't know that when this piece at the Whitney's Stella Retrospective stopped me in my tracks. Art speaks volumes. What you see is what you see. 
On a related subject, last week I read about Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds who in January, 1945 refused to say which of his fellow prisoners of war were Jewish, thus saving 200 of them. "We are all Jews Here," he said. 
Reading his story, in the New York Times gave me all kinds of hope for humankind. It came at a good time.

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