Harriete Estel Berman
Harriete Estel Berman uses post consumer, recycled materials to construct jewelry, Judaica to sculpture with social commentary. Berman's art work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa. Her work has been acquired for the permanent collections of 16 museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Detroit Institute of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Jewelry uses post consumer recycled materials to reflect the values of our consumer society. Judaica by Harriete Estel Berman focuses on the concept of Tikkun Olam "repair the world" with the use of post consumer recycled tin cans. Sculptures include domestic appliances remarking on the roles of women, the influence of advertising and commentary about our consumer society. Environmental commentary issues include the impact of lawns, and plastic waste in our oceans.
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Books with images or information about my artwork.
Harriete Estel Berman has her jewelry, sculpture and Judaica in over 40 books including a whole chapter in the book, Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, Makers: A History of American Studio Craft and the cover of The Fine Art of The Tin Can.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY,
The Congregation Emanu-el, San Francisco, CA,
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Using my metalworking skills for my own business
I do all the silver repair and polishing myself with an eye for detail. It doesn't matter if it is silver plate or sterling silver, my goal is to do the best work possible.
Using my PUK-5 TIG welder I can do silver repair and restoration in a completely new way. I plan on using this tool for my artwork as well.
"Check It Out! Home Energy and Water Saving Toolkit" are available at City of San Mateo and San Mateo County Libraries. I came up with the title for this tool kit of energy saving tools. As a recycling evangelist since 1980, I drove my family nuts with ways to recycle, reuse, and repair.
Political and social advocacy doesn't start or stop at artwork with social commentary. Here I am at the March for Science with my husband standing up to be counted. This sign ties into my recent artwork, TRUTH.