As part of its new series "Kunst in der BZ," Kunsthaus Baselland invited Rochelle Feinstein to contribute a full page artwork to the Basellandschaftliche Zeitung newspaper.
"I haven’t been in my studio for 7 weeks, yet I’ve been thinking about this image since 2018, when I took the photo in Rome. I’m working solely with the 7 colors of the prism; of rainbows: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, colors used for digital mapping, ubiquitous emojis, rainbow flags, etc. This limited-yet-familiar palette saturates my works in different mediums/media. I was moved by the sentiment in “Missed” as much as the rain-soaked inks obscuring the subject of this longing. The image came with meaning, yet for 2 years I’d been unable to find a broader context for that meaning. I didn’t know what to do with it, but it lingered. As we endure and adapt to the pandemic, I returned to the photograph, its “meaning” now so apparent to me. What don’t we miss? The word MISSED speaks volumes to who; to what we miss; to the missed futures we imagined, and if fortunate, to the futures we have to re-imagine."
– Rochelle Feinstein, 25 April 2020