This past year, while watching from afar how my homeland self-destructs, and the people fighting to keep that from happening, I was mostly too busy with teaching to make any art about the situation. Once my summer programs ended I had about three weeks of time with no commitments before I was set to participate in the San Francisco Zine Fest. Multiple friends and colleagues asked me if I was working on anything new and I kept saying- if I make anything in this short window it’s going to have to be about what’s happening in Israel right now, it’s all I can think about. Most of them did not really know what I was talking about. Which made it clear, I had to make it. When I sat down to do it, this is what came out.
About the Author:
Leah Yael Levy is my full name, I prefer that you call me Yael. I am a mixed media artist, storyteller, printmaker and educator based in Berkeley, CA. I draw, paint, collage and write. I often self publish my work, and sometimes print and bind it by hand. I love playing with forms and format and mixing digital and tactile techniques. I believe the creative process to be its own reward and the act of making an incredible tool for healing and growing. LeahYaelLevy.com/