A fierce representation of Judaism, “Jew” is a profound depiction of what it means to be Jewish. It is clay manipulated into a striking embodiment of horror, hardship and alienation within an everlasting story of joyous rituals, family, love, faith, endurance and celebration. Kogan, whose Jewish background influences her work, expresses all that encompasses Jewish tradition and history. Embodying aspects as big as the Holocaust and as small as the taste of Challah bread, “Jew” manifests every detail. This piece gives a remarkable insight into Kogan’s use of facial language to communicate an intense and deeply psychological message.