Oil pastels on paper. An illustration for the book: “Everything Is Illuminated” by Jonathan Safran Foer. Yankel is being condemned by the society, and the punishment is to wear a bead to remind him of that. This illustration is part of a series I made for this book, here is the book cover: https://artbydina.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/book-cover-illustration-for-%e2%80%9ceverything-is-illuminated%e2%80%9d/. I really liked reading it, and it inspired my imagination, especially about the appearance and behaviour of the jewish villagers in this forgotten shtetl which name is a story by itself (Trochenbrod or Zofiówka).
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