Pamilya means "family" in Tagalog.  This body of work is comprised of separate, self-contained portraits and images,

and yet is also a bigger narrative of the evolution and narrative of two diverse families forming a union.  In personal terms,

these paintings express the subtle and powerful range of emotions inherent in the life of families: love, joy, anxiety,

stress, wonder, discovery, sadness, and fear.   In social contexts, these pieces explore gender, racial, and cultural identities. 

A crucial part of this work is the portrayal of life spans and the haunting passage of time, and the poignant effects

time has upon individual and family alike.


© 2014 by Jane Zweibel. All rights reserved.

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