The Egg Importer

The Egg Importer responds to a personal pilgrimmage the artist took to  Israel to meet his Orthodox Jewish family in 2010.  This series of ink portraits and woodblock prints are based on photographs, stories, and ephemera gathered during this trip.   The works are as much a personal tribute to his Polish great grandfather (the self proclaimed Egg Importer) as they are an exploration of identity, genealogy, memory and our unavoidable but often neglected connection to the past.