Harriete Estel Berman uses post consumer, recycled materials to construct jewelry, Judaica to sculpture with social commentary. In addition to years of experience as an artist, maker and advocate I have a M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and a B.F.A. from Syracuse University.
"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."