As a descendent of Holocaust survivors, artist Aliza Augustine has found an interesting way to cope with and explore memories of the Holocaust passed down to her through her family's history.
Photographs collected from survivors and wartime stories told to her by her grandfather permeate Augustine's collection of artwork, which infuses old, black and white images with miniature settings reenacting impactful narratives. Each diorama tells a tale of struggle, sorrow and survival as the artist tries to consolidate every-day life events with the overarching theme of pain and destruction.
Through the use of her scenic dioramas and various visual narratives, artist Aliza Augustine honors her family's war-torn past and navigates carefully through a personal collection of memories of the Holocaust.
Narrative Genocide Dioramas
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Iconographic Toy Clusters
Diorama-Like Cardboard Photography
Hyperreal Paint Portraits
Intricate Paper Mache Disguises