Artwork

The Words @ Work exhibit at the Sabes JCC has been a great success! In addition to attending the opening, I have gone a few additional times to discuss the artwork – twice with friends, and once to talk to an 8th grade class. It’s been wonderful! Some photos from the opening and of the artwork are below.

I stillĀ need to find time to add all of the new work to this website. In the meantime, here are links to some of the other papercuts that are in the exhibit:

Because a camel is on me

Black Lives Matter wrapped in a tallit

Take words with you

Achat Sha’alti

Elohai Neshama with butterflies

For my sake … I am but dust … IV

All the whale wants

March 17th, 2017

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My piece Lo Alecha was featured in a JewSchool article:
Tu Bishvat & #TorahForTheResistance: Taking Our Trees With Us

February 10th, 2017

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All the papercuts that are going into the Words @ Work exhibit are fully framed and ready to be transported! Well, almost all. I’m still working on the last one, which I actually won’t finish until the day of the opening reception, in front of your very eyes!

 

February 6th, 2017

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Late last year, I collected all of the proceeds from sales of the “Black Lives Matter wrapped in a tallit” poster, added an additional donation of my own, and sent it off to Ujamaa Place, a local organization that actively works to improve the lives of Black men. I also sent them their own copy of the poster.

I received a wonderful thank-you letter from them that also describes the important work that they do. Thank you to everyone who bought a poster for spreading the message and for helping me to send support to this wonderful organization.

January 16th, 2017

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My work will be in a special exhibit, in various location, from February through May 2017. This exhibit features three artists all doing work with Hebrew words and letters.

The opening reception is on Thursday 2/16. All three artists will be there, and we’ll all finish one of the pieces for the show right in front of your eyes!

You can drop by to see the work at the Sabes JCC between 2/9 and 3/30. After that, the exhibit will move to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Here’s the FB Event, but you don’t have to RSVP – just show up!

January 15th, 2017

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This papercut was commissioned by an synagogue that wanted to send a thank you to its Kitchen Master when she moved away. She deserved a lot of thanks for her role at the synagogue!

This papercut is based on a photo of a Wedding cake that Nataliya made relatively recently. A beautiful cake! Learn more about the piece here »

February 2nd, 2014

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lois-2012-blog

This piece was commissioned to celebrate the year 2012, when significant events happened for nearly everyone in extended family of the person who commissioned it.

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July 3rd, 2013

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This piece was commissioned by HG as a gift for a couple she married. Read more »

June 22nd, 2013

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I’ve been invited to teach a short class on papercutting at the JCC!

It will be announced in the next JCC Newsletter as follows:

Thursday, April 18th at 7pm

Celebrate Israel’s 65th birthday with a creation of your own. Learn the basics of the art of Jewish papercutting and make a “mizrach.” A “mizrach” is an ornamental picture hung on the east wall of a house or synagogue in the direction of Jerusalem towards which Jews face when praying. Use traditional symbols like hamsas, deers, lions, Hebrew letters, the tree of life or design something totally contemporary and new.

Materials fee: $15, payable to the instructor that evening.

Contact me if you have any questions about the class.

March 7th, 2013

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The on this piece reads: “Ma Gadlu MaAseh Adonoi, Meod AmKu MaHoshVotecha”, meaning “How vast are your works Adonoi, Your designs are beyond our grasp” and it is from the Psalm for Shabbat. It was a commission from a long long-time family friend for her husband on an important birthday.

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November 12th, 2012

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This piece was commissioned to be a donation for a silent auction held by the ECCPA, an organization through which citizens support their local police.

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September 7th, 2012

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Commissioned by AG and JG for the first birthday of their son Louis, named partially for the great musician Louis Armstrong.

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January 2nd, 2012

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This papercut was a commissioned piece. The two zebras are calmly intertwined, each doing their own thing, looking at what’s around them, but not with an absence of passion and tension.

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December 12th, 2011

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This piece was created as a commission. LR wants to give it as a gift to honor a physician mentor of hers. She chose the quote, which is from George Bernard Shaw and reads “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.”

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August 10th, 2011

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The steel hen has received the last of the attention she is going to receive for a while, I believe. Last week, I did the following:

  • Heated up the end of a quarter-in steel rod in the forge and banged on it with a hammer until it was beak-shaped
  • Used an oxy-acetalyne cutting torch to cut out a comb and wattles, then welded them on with same tanks
  • Melted holes in the head, found matching bolts, cut them short, inserted them. One later fell out and will have to reattached with more confidence at a future date.
  • Got a brief lesson in brazing (that’s when you attach two pieces of metal with brass, or in this case, try to color on some small pieces of flat steel with brass as if it were a paint pen, which is definitely is not) and attempted to use the method to give the new chicken head-parts some additional style and color.
  • Had my picture taken with the hen

She’s bigger than my chickens, though not by much. She is quite a bit heavier, though. Any naming suggestions for Her Henness?

January 10th, 2011

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