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.
Ruth Schreibe. Aguna (Chained Woman), 2010. Hand-built earthenware, painted and glazed. 12.6 x 13.4 x 14.6 in. © 2010 Ruth Schreiber. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by David Schreiber.
RUTH SCHREIBER creates sculptures, paintings, video art, photography, and installation pieces and has exhibited and sold her art in Israel, Europe, and North America. Aguna, her sculpture in this issue, represents a woman’s neck with a heavy hand-built earthenware chain repeatedly wound around it: the weighty, suffocating burden that an aguna carries the entire time, chained as she is to a cruel, vindictive man.