The Yellow Star
I was reading Elie Wiesel’s “Night” when the idea for this painting came to me.” Wiesel’s father is trying to convince young Elie that the new laws are not so terrible for the Jews. He says to his son: “The yellow star? Oh well, what of it? You don’t die from it…”. The next line is Wiesel’s later thoughts- ”Poor father! Of what then did you die?”
Do any other people, besides the Jews, have an aversion to a small amount of a particular color as the Jews do to “Yellow”?
Ink and acrylic on watercolor paper: 30" x 30"