Dvora Ehrlich

I’ve been going through the archival documents and photos of our family and trying to find out all I can about the Russian origins of my family.

This is a collage portrait of my great- great grandmother, Dvora Ehrlich. She migrated to the US in the early 1900’s, fleeing the pogroms in Austria. Her life is a mystery.

This piece is part of a collection of pieces called “World Of My Mothers.” I began by making linocuts collage portraits of family members, and Fox scribbled around the people, and both of our lines were used to create collage portraits of my family members. Each portrait also contains photocopies of original family documents. In this portrait, there is images of a shtetl, the type of community she lived in before migrating to the United States, and lines drawn by my kid. Created in 2018.