In November 2010, Willa participated in the Zen Peacemakers’ Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau near Oswiecim, Poland, site of the Nazi camps where millions lost their lives. These watchtowers are a visual attempt to depict the resiliency of the human spirit.



Willa took this image while meditating at Birkenau, “Bearing Witness” with the Zen Peacemakers Order.

Spring 2011 Bearing Witness at Auschwitz-Birkenau, online photo-essay. Northwest Dharma News, Northwest Dharma Associatio

Some or all of the ceramic works have been on display in the following galleries:

Guardino Gallery

Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education