Miriam & the Kushite Woman
2011, 2 oils on canvas, each 30 " h x 30" w
"Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Kushite woman that
he had taken, for he had taken a Kushite wife."
In this interpretation of the biblical narrative, a parallel is drawn between
Miriam’s remark against Moses and his Kushite (Nubian or Ethiopean) wife to
her punishment of tza-ra-at (an affliction that whitened her skin) as a moral
warning against acts of malicious gossip and bigotry.