Nina Salaman (1918). Solomon Joseph Solomon (British, 1860-1927). Oil on canvas. Jewish Museum, London.
Salaman (1877–1925) was a writer and poet well known for her translations from Hebrew to English, including parts of the Routledge prayer books still in use today. She campaigned for women’s rights and was a prominent member of the Jewish Women’s League for Suffrage.
If Hieronymus Bosch took the blue pill instead and sat down to a mad hatters tea party with Marie Antoinette, a hookah-smoking Caterpillar & a couple of unicorns you may just open the curtain into Daniel Merriam’s theatre fantastic. A Master American Surrealist painter, his worlds speak to those of us who adored the movie The Labyrinth and found ourselves asking, Why the hell wouldn’t she stay with the Goblin King? It’s firmly the territory of a child’s bubblegum mind.