Feeling Like a Star

Harriete Berman


Harriete Estel Berman
San Mateo, CA, United States

4.75 x 4.75 x 1.75 inches

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Photo credit: Philip Cohen

Lights! Sound! ACTION! This bracelet was created on location (in my studio) while a visiting six-person film crew positioned lights, microphones, and camera for a close-up focused on my hands. Crafting became measured in digital seconds as I cut, filed, and riveted with familiar movements to fabricate a bracelet that reflected how I was feeling – like a star. My craftsmanship was on full display, transforming humble tin can materials into a bracelet for a future audience. “Feeling Like A Star” displays pastel scenes, small gold stars, metallic stars, and a teapot constellation that reflect my memories of a surreal filmmaking experience.

Harriete Estel Berman uses post-consumer, recycled materials to construct artwork ranging from jewelry, Judaica, sculptures and installations of social commentary. Her work is included in the permanent collections of 16 museums, including the Jewish Museum Berlin on view until 2035. Berman’s artwork and jewelry is featured in over 44 books.

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