Writing in the Baltimore Jewish Times on March 30, 2007, Maayan Jaffe reviewed an exhibit I participated in, and wrote the following:
Menachem Wecker’s collage and acrylic on canvas is a mesh of colors and lines. Creating the piece was “almost musical,” he said, “there is a harmony to it.”
Called “Windows of Heaven,” Mr. Wecker’s work explores two of Judaism’s most interesting and bewildering images of heaven: A heaven full of rotating windows (Talmud, Baba Batra 74a), and a heaven entered through a holy gate or door (Psalms).
“My painting explores … three important doors in Jewish history: the infamous door over Auschwitz that declared ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’, the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem, and the iconic gate that occupies the title page of books of the Talmud.”
See also my photo of children in Soweto in South Africa, which won an award at George Washington University in 2008: