sizing someone up

my great grandfather, Louis Rosenthal, carved this man…he is this big i didn’t have my macro lens with me…too tiny to get him sharp.  after a thousand shots, i gave up. but this gives you an idea of how small Louis Rosenthal’s work is. again, i tried to get this ring in focus, as it…

…i just wanted to share

  Totally blowing my own horn, or rather, my own Shofar. Tomorrow night Rosh Hashanah begins. The Jewish New Year. This interview is about my family, photography & my art. I’m really…flattered to find myself here. The painting of Moses above, is the one of which i speak of in the magazine. Sculpture with watercolor,…

a museum in his pocket…

The title of this post was a story told to me by my father. Louis Rosenthal was walking around downtown Baltimore with his young son. A man stopped to greet Louis & said to Louis’s son, “Your father walks around with a museum in his pocket” I love that my own son has a drive…

my great grandfather “carried a museum in his pocket”

In 1923 the “Royal Society of Miniature Painters” (England) changed their name (with the King (King George VI ?)of England’s approval) to “The Royal Society of Miniature Painters and Sculptures” to allow one American, my great Grandfather, Louis Rosenthal. Louis Rosenthal (1888-1964) was a famous sculpture. These pieces i photographed belong to his Grandson, my…

the mask

this was sculpted by my great grandfather, Louis Rosenthal.

This is Zohar, he was made by Louis Rosenthal & as scary as he may look

This is Zohar, he was made by Louis Rosenthal & as scary as he may look

He never scared me. The story was this man was trapped in a cave with a pin hole sized hole allowing light for him to read & write by, but he had to move the book each sentence at a time. This is what I remember, I don’t know if that is the important part or even correct part. But it’s the part that my memory holds when I was told as a little girl. I thought even though he is suffering & alone, he can still read stories. As you know, a good story can take you out of your time & plant you in another, a book can be a time machine, a book can stop time. A book can make you understand who you are or who you want to be. I never watch tv…sounds snobby, but I used to, but my husband wanted to flip channels during commercial & then would want to start watching something thats almost done. GRRRRR! So he watches t.v. on the couch. I go to my room snuggle in & I’m gone.