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With cut metal and paper, I strive to create striking and complex impressions, uniting traditional motifs with contemporary themes, balancing the flow of lines with the depth of space. I enjoy integrating Hebrew text in design, bringing out the beauty of the letters and the essence of their message.
Compositions include tableware, Judaica, intricate sculptures and framed art. In metal, my pieces are designed to be viewed from all angles. Once lasercut, they are brushed, glass-blasted, or anodized to a smooth finish to achieve functionality, utility, and beauty.
The Spring Seder Plate, cut from stainless steel, won the 2010 NICHE Award in the category of Judaica. This piece and others from my collection are sold in museum shops and fine arts galleries across the country. All of my work is crafted in the USA.
My artistic work began in 1994 with the creation of a ketuba for my own wedding. I draw inspiration from the countryside of Illinois, where I live with my husband and three children.
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Our ketubah arrived yesterday and it is BEAUTIFUL! It literally took my breath away. I am so happy with it. Thanks for helping to make our wedding so so so special. We will cherish it forever.
Johanna and Greg, New York
I am completely speechless – the dreidel I purchased is simply spectacular…my wife nearly was in tears when she opened the package. I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to purchase and have a piece of your art. I hope to be able to purchase again from you in the future.
We just opened the Forest Ketubah, and it is absolutely spectacular. The papercut is magnificent in all its intricate detail, and the Hebrew font is just beautiful. The silver backing also turned out to be a perfect choice. We could not be happier about how the Ketubah turned out. Our sincere and special thanks for your efforts and incredible artistic talent.
It is the most beautiful piece I have ever seen. My daughter has a collection of seder plates... yours is by far the best.
WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITS
Tufts Hillel Center, Medford, MA - Fall 2013-Summer 2014
Sinai Temple, Champaign, IL - Summer 2013
University of Illinois Laboratory High School, Urbana, IL - Spring 2013
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston, IL – November 2012
Anne Lloyd Gallery, Decatur, IL – Summer 2012
Camp Ramah New England, Palmer, MA – Summer 2012
Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL - Fall 2011
Gomez Mill House, Marlborough, NY – Summer 2011
Saint Vincent Gallery, Latrobe, PA – Spring 2010
Jewish Folk Arts Festival, Rockville, MD – Fall 2002-4, 2010
Sinai Temple, Champaign, IL – Spring 2009
Jewish Community Center, Baltimore, MD - Fall 2005
Art Panonia, Blacksburg, VA – Spring & Fall 2003
Beth Israel Synagogue, Roanoke, VA – Spring 2002
Studio on the Square, Roanoke, VA – Spring 2000
Grenljusbacken, Stockholm, Sweden – Spring 1999
Stockholm Jewish Community Center, Stockholm, Sweden – Spring 1997
Some of my custom clients include:
Anshei Shalom, West Hempstead
C-U Jewish Federation
Israel Cancer Research Fund
Judiska Forsamlingen, Stockholm
Women of Reform Judaism
Chai and Home, 2014
Jewish Woman Mag., 2013
New York Times, 2012
Jewish Woman Magazine, 2011
Forward Newspaper, 2008
Bat Omanut, 2006