Says Edith Isaac-Rose "For a very long time, I've been aware of images that are almost the same the world over: men in suits, (whether allies, competitors or political enemies), dress and gesture in similar ways they carry brief-cases, shake hands, wave and salute, acting out their parts in the theater of power. These leaders often violate the earth and the people who live on it. These paintings address that violation."
"I'm a first generation Jewish American. My mother's parents and most of her family never left Hungary. From when I was 9 during the war and through the 1950's, it was my job as the one who spoke and read English, to fill out the forms to substantiate the fate of our family following the Holocaust. I could not imagine a world without justice or that power would not make sense but it would be believed. Over the years, slowly and reluctantly, I have learned to express the inexorable fears that now underline my work."