painting > Maccababies

Maccababies is a series of paintings based on the symbols and characters that have perpetuate a collective narrative and imagined community around Judaism. The imagery is pulled from video stills of cartoons on Nickelodeon- a popular children's channel in the Nineties- including but not limited to Rugrats, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, The Simpsons, and Hey Arnold! I am attracted to the paring down of gross, violent, and divisive symbolism to make it more palatable, and even attractive, for children.