Jewish Journal

One Israeli creation for the weekend

by Noga Gur-Arieh

September 13, 2013 | 1:20 pm

Hanna Watts in front of one of her paintings.

Hanna Watts's mother was a holocaust survivor who managed to survive the horrors thanks to her artistic talent. Watts herself, who was born on 1962, paints and draws ever since she can remember. "I was an autodidact when it came to painting and drawing," she tells Israelife. "Around 1996, I started using references from my private family photo album as an inspiration, when my goal was to go back and experiences the essence and experience of those times. My creations touch issues such as identity, gender and existence, sometimes through humor, and sometimes as a criticism or idealization."

"Some of my paintings started as a reference and continued with the character of me today, as I reflected to myself in the mirror. The purpose was to create an image that tells a story, with the combination of reality and imagination" Nowadays, Hanna paints from her home in Ometz, Israel, but in the future, she plans to build a studio.

Enjoy a few examples of Watts's work. You can see more here






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My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I’m an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.

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