I use multiple techniques. Depending on what I like to express, I choose my medium ranging from installation to graphic arts, and from textile to drawing and painting.

Coming from a multicultural background, I try to express my complex identity in my work.

A recurring shape in my art is my own silhouette. I work with camouflage motifs and ornamental shapes. In addition, I refer to Jewish symbols and everyday objects. It is all about fear, confusion, vulnerability, pain and growth. The paintings I made over the last last few years show a combination of silhouettes and landscapes that refer to my identity.

In the center of The Hague is the Jewish children’s memorial, which I designed for the youngest victims of the Holocaust. In this monument I make a connection between the past, the present and the future of minority groups in society.

Sara Benhamou