Artist Monica Camin explores her ancestral roots though dramatically expressive paintings and sculpture. The child of German-Jews who escaped the worst years of the holocaust, she was born and raised in Argentina and lived in Israel before immigrating to the United States. She writes, “I am inspired by childhood memories, ancestral stories, and social progress. Through my art, I engage my doubts and seek answers from an emotional perspective.” State of the Arts profiles the painter and sculptor as the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ mounts a retrospective of her work called Perpetually Settling Dust: Art as Memoir.

Eric Schultz produced and directed the feature, Joe Conlon was the director of photography and Dan Gordon narrates.