I want to change what I dont like I want to build on what I do well Appreciate the positive I can be a better me Right the wrongs, including mine Accept myself and those around me But not what has to change Understand the difference and the different Learn to lead and follow Reach out Be embraced Laugh Cry At peace Savor the day Open my mind Scare away my fears Drink, then let it all pour out
This series was inspired by my study of Hebrew. A Jewish convert, I am contemplating celebrating my Bat Mitzvah by my sixtieth birthday. Learning the language is part of the process. The Hebrew alphabet is rich with meaning. As I studied my letters, I wanted to make them more relevant to me. I found twenty-two words, each beginning with one of the letters, that was an attribute or goal I want to achieve. Personal evaluation and improvement is an important part of the religion, not limited to just the high holidays. This series is forcing me to reflect on where I am and where I am going. There are twenty-two prints, each paying tribute to the legacy of the language and what I hope to be my own.