2016 > A Rugrats Chanukah

The Rugrats Chanukah Special aired in 1996. This Nickelodeon cartoon transformed the violent and controversial history of a civil war- divisive at its root- into a cute and commendable story of victimization and valour that Jewish children and families could proudly identify with. In this project, A Rugrats Chanukah, I make paintings, installations, and interactive events that use the same watered-down and child-like symbols as the Rugrats Cartoon but with a retelling that is more historically accurate.