A Gift

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A Gift (Painting) by Rachel Kaufman

Artist’s Statement: I used oil on canvas in my piece. I was inspired by Gerda Weissmann Klein’s book All But My Life in which she describes her birthday in a concentration camp. Her friend found a single berry and saved it in her pocket all day for Gerda. Klein shows how much she appreciated this action as well as the tiny berry.
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Rachel Kaufman lives in Boise, Idaho, and is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a senior in high school and passionate about art, skiing, theater, pluralism, and feminism. She loves to travel. Visiting Ethiopia, Lithuania, and Israel have shaped the way she sees the world and herself. She is on the jGirls Editorial Board where she works in the art and poetry departments.