A shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue left 11 people dead and six injured Saturday morning, stoking horror in a heavily Jewish part of the western Pennsylvania city.
– USA Today Headline from earlier today.
Today there was a tragedy.
A tragic shooting.
It happened today at the Tree of Life Synagogue.
I decided to create this digital painting of the former president of the Tree of Life Synagogue. Today there was a tragic shooting right there at the Synagogue. He was walking towards his place of worship unknowingly moments away from a shooting.
Our prayers are with the survivors and their families.
The reference for this painted portrait is from an interview he gave outside the Tree of Life Synagogue just a few hours ago.
Digital Painting by Omar Shamsi
‘Portrait of Michael Eisenberg – A man steps away from a tragedy.’
Former President of Tree of Life Synagogue’
Date: October 27, 2018
Materials: ‘Digital Painting’
Former President of Tree of Life Synagogue
Here is a quote from Michael Eisenberg.
‘I just saw what was going on. And, I just could not believe it. In light of other things that are going on across the nation. To see this right on my street right where I was heading. I’m still processing it.’
Quote is in reference to the Pittsburgh shooting.