Hana conceived and bore a son. She named him Shmuel, meaning, "I asked the Lord for him."
woodcut on Japanese paper
8" x 18"
Sefer Hana is a limited edition accordion book of woodcuts,hand printed on Japanese paper, that is a feminist and personal retelling of the biblical narrative about Hana, Samuel's mother.
In Sefer Hana, Hana's experiences and emotions are expressed through images of fetuses. We all began here and, at times of despair and extreme vulnerability, return to our primal consciousness. The final image in the book merges birth and death into one figure, questioning the cycle - where do we begin and where do we end?