Harriete Estel Berman
As an artist, wife, and mother suffocating in “domestic bliss”, my work is embedded with the mundane of everyday life and the relentless messages of “satisfaction guaranteed.” My work begins with post-consumer material diverted from a destiny as trash. Revitalized from the mundane, these recycled tin containers are deconstructed, cut, folded and reassembled into the extraordinary. Often cut with pinking shears, the metal makes a sharp and pointed commentary. Colors, patterns, words and images are chosen specifically for their societal statements and visual impact.