The Marketplace, Seda

h 11 x w 15 cm (4½” x 6″)
Watercolour, Japanese paper
Painting, collage
Available framed or unframed

The Jewish women and children of Seda, the village in Lithuania where my grandfather came from, were in 1941 held in the marketplace before being marched to Mazeikiai. They were confined in a narrow street. The surrounding buildings become tombstones. The red and blue represent the blood and the tears.