- Jody Savin -

Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel

A child survivor of the Holocaust ....  A therapist suggested that Trudie attempt to draw the memories that haunted her, and Trudie took his advice.  However, Trudie did not use a pencil to draw, nor did she use paint or chalk or ink. Trudie chose to draw with needle and thread.  Resurrecting the Yemenite stitches of her Jewish ancestors, Trudie began by stitching vast tableaus of her dark and personal memories of the Holocaust.  What began as therapy exploded into works of breathtaking art, stitched portraits of remarkable likeness, narrative tapestries of Jewish history rendered in exacting detail.

Trudie's Art

Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel by Jody Savin (published by Prospect Park Books)

Photo Credits:  Trudie Strobel portrait  + Trudie's art photographed by Ann Elliott Cutting (www.cutting.com.)

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