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Brooke Sendele

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Brooke Sendele is an observant Jewish artist living in Tempe, Arizona. In May 2013 she graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in Art-Drawing. She has taught art to elementary aged children at the JCC in Irvine, California, and at the Torah Day School of Phoenix. She is currently building up a portfolio of modern Jewish drawings. Her goal is to present aspects of Judaism and Jewish culture in a modern light.
Artist’s Statement: This piece features the multicolored coat from the Biblical story of Joseph, found in the Torah portion of Vayeshev. The coat is floating in front of imagery from Joseph's dreams. Hebrew verses are featured throughout the piece.
Artist’s Statement: This piece is a Hamsa-shaped depiction of the book of Jonah, in which the prophet Jonah tries to flee G‑d’s command and is swallowed by a whale.
Artist’s Statement: The biblical story of Noah's Ark has always been a popular subject in art. There are countless paintings depicting the subject, but the vast majority of them only feature the beginning and end of the story, meaning the pairs of animals...
By Brooke Sendele
Artist’s Statement: After visiting a butterfly sanctuary, I became inspired to create a drawing using these magnificent creatures as the subject. I wanted to relate the butterflies to Judaism, and went searching for a word or phrase that was relevant to t...
By Brooke Sendele
Artist’s Statement: This piece represents the ritual hand-washing and the accompanying blessing “al netilat yadayim” I was inspired after searching for similar pieces and finding only instructional signs. Although many of them were beautiful and artsy, th...
By Brooke Sendele
Artist’s Statement: One day in class, during a critique in which I displayed a Jewish-themed drawing, my professor said to me, “I Googled ‘Jewish art,’ and most of what I saw was Holocaust-related; that seems to be the ‘thing’ for Jewish artists. Are you ...
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