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Harriete Estel Berman

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Obverse Obsession, 2005 Recycled Tin Cans, Sterling Silver, Aluminum, Plastic, Sterling Silver, 10k Gold 23” Height X 17” Width at Handle to Spout X 10” Depth
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Obverse Obsessio (close-up), 2005 Recycled Tin Cans, Sterling Silver, Aluminum 23” Height X 17” Width at Handle to Spout X 10” Depth © Harriete Estel Berman
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Grass, 2000 Recycled Tin Cans, Steel, 5.5" Height X 9’ Length X 9’ Depth © Harriete Estel Berman
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Grass, 2000 Recycled Tin Cans, Steel, 5.5" Height X 9’ Length X 9’ Depth © Harriete Estel Berman
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California Dream , 2005 Preprinted Steel From Recycled Tun Containers, 10k Gold, Sterling Silver and Aluminum Rivets, Brass and Stainless Steel Screws 22" X 20" X 7.25" © Courtesy of the Artist and Richmond Art Center
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Birth year
1952
Lives in
San Mateo
Works in
San Mateo
Representing galleries
Tags
recycled, eco, green, metalsmithing, metal, steel, mixed-media, installation, sculpture
Statement

Bio for Artist: Harriete Estel Berman

Harriete Estel Berman uses recycled tin cans to construct artwork ranging from jewelry and teacups to entire lawns of social commentary. Sculptures from the last twenty-nine years include domestic appliances as a commentary on the roles of women in our society and the influence of advertising in our consumer society.

Berman’s work has been shown throughout the United States, and in Europe and Africa. Her work is included in the permanent collections of fourteen museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Oakland Museum of California. Recent exhibitions include a four person exhibition at the Loveland Museum, Co. and a retrospective at the National Ornamental Metals Museum in Tennessee as a ‘Master Smith’.  She is featured in over 30 books including a whole chapter in the book ReManufractured:  The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects and the cover of The Fine Art of The Tin Can.

She is currently writing an ongoing series of Professional Guidelines for artists to promote understanding, checklists, and practical solutions for recurring issues in the art and craft community.  The Professional Guidelines are available for free as downloadable PDF files on the SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) website at:  http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/Publications/Professional_Guidelines/ and her web site at: http://www.harriete-estel-berman.info/profguidelines/profguide.html

Her blog ASK HARRIETE regularly offers professional advice to the art community at http://askharriete.typepad.com.

Ms. Berman has also organized the Professional Development Seminar with Don Friedlich and Andy Cooperman prior to the SNAG conference for the last five years.

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a graduate of Syracuse University (BFA) and Temple University (MFA), she resides in San Mateo, California.

MY VIDEOS can be seen at: http://www.harriete-estel-berman.info/gall/videos.html

MY VIDEOS

http://www.harriete-estel-berman.info/gall/videos.html

Purchase work on line at:
Etsy http://www.harrieteestelberman.etsy.com

Objectfetish http://www.objectfetish.com/jewelry/harriete-berman-v-52.html

\FIND ME ONLINE AT:

Twitter            http://twitter.com/harrietee

crafthaus              http://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/HarrieteEstelBerman

Flickr              http://www.flickr.com/photos/harriete-estel-berman/

APRIL FLOWER BROOCHES on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/harriete-estel-berman/sets/72157623664030276/

Facebook               http://www.facebook.com/harriete.estel.berman

LinkedIn          http://www.linkedin.com/in/harrieteestelberman

 

Phone:  650-345-4078 home

Studio:  650-571-7726 studio