JEW/ISH projects > Eyes Like Black Cherries | 2008

detail from the Eyes Like Black Cherries series
detail from the Eyes Like Black Cherries series
Black Cherry Juice on Vellum
2007

Eyes Like Black Cherries/Eygelech vi di Shvartse Karshelech is a series of drawings made using Black Cherry Juice. The title phrase is yiddish, taken from a Klezmer song about a lost love. Her beauty is described by the dark color of her eyes. The visual source material for the drawings is the patterns found in my own iris.

Here, the title of the piece is written in English, transliterated Yiddish, and Yiddish in the Hebrew alphabet.