The Scholar, acrylic on canvas, 24x36;




Prayers and Pomegranates, acrylic on canvas, 24x36




Sarah Nussbaum


These pieces just hit you when you walk into the gallery, demanding your attention. These are easily the two pieces I've gotten the most positive feedback from among our gallery-goers. Something about the focus of that rabbi willingly trying to navigate under an avalanche of ideas, in the form of that text with 3-D weight. It's always interesting to hear Sarah describe her sculptural process with acrylics.


Sarah Nussbaum grew up on a farm in New Jersey, with ample solitude to fuel her budding creativity. After raising a family, and a career teaching high school art, she is now focusing that creativity towards her paintings, and her need to express the beauty of her Jewish faith. The ever present stones in her paintings represent the resilience of a nation which has endured through the ages. Sarah will often employ textured pastes and mediums in her paintings, giving them a sculptural, immersive quality. This, coupled with her use of expressive color, results in richly layered pieces, which many times imply a backstory just as rich and textured.




Sarah Nussbaum