Line Drawings

‘Leaving The Garden’, a book of poems by Ruth Fogelman

Illustrated by Chana Helen Rosenberg.

‘What Color Are Your Dreams?’, a book of poems by Ruth Fogelman

Illustrated by Chana Helen Rosenberg.

In 2018 Ruth Fogelman, poet, discovered my art work through a mutual friend of ours, also a poet. I got a phone call from Ruth, who lives in the Old City in Jerusalem, close to the Kotel (The Western Wall). She told me about a book of poems that she wanted to have published, and asked me if I would be willing to illustrate them. I agreed, and this was my main project for the year before the book, ‘Leaving The Garden’, was published in 2019. The emphasis in the collection of poems is on the woman’s voice; Ruth puts herself in the place of the Biblical characters that she writes about. Whilst reading the poems I also found myself empathising with the women, and this helped me to illustrate them.

The following year I illustrated Ruth’s next poetry book, ‘What Color Are Your Dreams?’

I chose to draw digitally, using my large ipad and apple pencil, drawing with sharp, clean, expressive, lines.

Many of these illustrations from both books were exhibited, enlarged, in my Solo Exhibition in February/March 2020 at Hechal Shlomo Museum of Jewish art in Jerusalem.

Photo: Left: Chana Helen Rosenberg Right: Ruth Fogelman.

CONTACT RUTH——–CONTACT CHANA