Judith Margolis: THIS Making a Place for Peace
book offers visual midrash (commentary) about the ongoing political crisis specific to the
East, but applicable to everywhere in our beautiful beleaguered world. The original pages
bound signatures from the proof dummy of a book about Elections in Israel, which I
designed for the
Israel Democracy Institute in 2001. The barely visible text and statistical charts provide
textural base for the hard to decipher scribbles and fragmented collaged and drawn images. I would
go to my studio and try NOT to think about everyday life which bristles with tension,
grief, and weariness.
There I make a place for peace in my mind and heart, and create sequential
visual narratives meant
to comfort and enlighten.