Paintings & Works on Paper

Leah’s Amulet

Laser-cut paper-cut, paper.

The Jewish folk art of paper cutting was used to make, among other things, amulets. When displayed on the walls of a home, these were designed to keep demons away, and often included the names of Biblical patriarchs or matriarchs to imbue them with power. In a nod to the occult both in this folk art tradition and in the story of the Dybbuk, these paper-cuts, digitally rendered and laser cut, use the names of the two protagonists of the tragedy in an amuletic capacity.