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Above: Detail from Siona Benjamin. Finding Home #75 (Fereshteh) “Lilith,” 2005. 30 x 26 in. Gouache on wood panel. © 2005 Siona Benjamin. Courtesy of the artist.


Robert Fields

Nine Hundred +

Robert Fields

Robert Fields. Nine Hundred +, 2019. Wire screen, waxed wood, and acrylic paint on wood panel. 30.5 x 14.5 x 4 in. © 2019 Robert Fields. Courtesy of the artist.

Robert Fields

ROBERT FIELDS is an artist, sculptor, and sometimes printmaker based in Chicago. His work in this issue, Nine Hundred +, seen through a JewishEye,* speaks to b’tzelem elohim (being in the image of God), pikuach nefesh (saving a life), and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Protest? Shaking a clenched fist towards heaven.


* The term “JewishEye,” is from Vanessa Ochs’s “Ten Jewish Sensibilities” within Hannah Pressman’s “IV. 9, Identities and Communities,” in Yehuda Kurtzer and Claire E. Sufrin, eds. The New Jewish Canon: Ideas & Debates 1980-2015 (Brookline, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2020), 370–380.