Hudson Valley artist, Beth Haber, presents several types of designs in this collection, including copper mezuzot; jewelry such as blessing necklaces in fine silver and earrings using semi-precious stones and natural materials in resin; and archival prints of original artwork. Her process begins at the intersection of a material and an idea. For example, Beth chose copper to be the structure of her mezuzot series, building on some of copper’s inherent properties of ductility, strength and most especially as an energy transmitter. The mezuzah as a ritual object is then created, ornamented and illuminated, embodying the subtle experience of these qualities.
Beth’s commissioned work includes projects for both organizations and individuals, including a multi-media production at the 92nd Street Y, commissioned mezuzot for day schools, Hillel Houses and other Jewish organizations, as well as custom ketubot, cards and book designs. Beth is a recipient of the New York State Council of the Arts Award and is on the education staff at Dia Beacon. Her work has been shown at numerous museums, galleries and universities, and is held in several private collections, including that of the Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.
Beth was a studio art major in college, and she pursued graduate studies at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, where she focused on ritual art and Jewish cultural creativity. She engages in ongoing independent study in fields of interest, including archaeology, geology, literature and art history, as well as the meaning of analog experiences in a digital world, all of which continue to shape her thinking and design.
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