Cut With Sorrow
The war in Afghanistan presents infinite instances of disturbing and heart wrenching conditions.
For me, the most deeply felt are the IEDs. This atmosphere of an ever present, constant, unexpected threat of roadside bomb explosions which can maim or kill is indeed a fearsome situation. In the title of my painting Cut By Sorrow the word "cut" has two meanings, both literal and visual:
The war's fear-filled environment contains arms and legs that are severed and scattered.
The deep pain and sorrow that is cutting through our spirits.
Rochelle Shicoff's paintings are exhibited nationally and internationally. Her series Behind The Dreams explores the human condition. Its focus image is a wolf with human hands and butterfly wings. Insects, fish, and foliage are included as pattern elements. In 1980, she was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowhship in Painting. She is co-author of The Mural Book: a Practical Guide for Educators published by Crystal Productions. Her murals can be seen in New York, Massachusetts and Taxco, Mexico.