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Mother Mary Found V2 By Beth Grossman
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Our Mother Mary Found re-contextualizes the story of Mary by asserting her Jewish origin as part of her identity. This project revisits the story of the iconic "Madonna," and represents her... More > as a woman who embodies two faiths. Ten rustic wooden household tools collected in Italy are gilded with Jewish prayers that correspond to fragments of Mary’s life. Our Mother Mary Found conveys the more pragmatic reality of a woman whose daily labor as a mother and a faithful Jew gave birth to a prophet and nurtured a revolutionary.< Less
All the rest is commentary... By Beth Grossman
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The Golden Rule according to 12 world religions and exploratory activities.
Sabbath has Kept the Jews By Beth Grossman
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Grossman's art installation, inspired by a Marc Chagall painting, reconnects contemporary Jewish culture with the Sabbath table as altar. The title comes from an old saying, "Jews do not keep... More > the Sabbath; the Sabbath has kept the Jews," written by Asher Ginsburg (1856-1927), pen name Ahad Ha'am. The Sabbath Has Kept the Jews evokes the historical Tabernacle and the adaptation of the family Sabbath table as altar. This art work is an homage to the devoted domestic faith of generations of women who have created weekly Sabbath dinners. The Sabbath table rituals signify holy community with the Jewish people everywhere. As an artist, Grossman interprets Jewish history and rituals using domestic objects chosen for their shape, function or symbolism. Exploring the realm of the sacred in daily life cycles, she draws questions from history, establishes a connection to the present and expresses hope for the future.< Less
Seats of Power By Beth Grossman
eBook (PDF): $5.00
Brisbane, California Mayor and Officials put their keisters on the line for art and civic engagement with an art exhibit of chair seats upholstered with woven images of their derrieres. The public... More > was invited to sit in the seat of power in City Hall and envision themselves as empowered citizens. This project has created a riot of puns flying around town. Laughter has been a segue to more serious discussions about Power, who's got it and how we all can use it and work together. LA Times Article: http://articles.latimes.com/2009/mar/20/local/me-seats20< Less
First Comes Love By Beth Grossman
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First Comes Love explores the myth of the middle-class American dream. This artwork represents the relationships between men and women as they attempt to reconcile this myth with the reality of... More > day-to-day life. Using found, domestic objects that are coded with cultural meaning and gender stereotypes, the objects are transformed with images and text to give insight into the narrative of quotidian life.< Less
All the rest is commentary... By Beth Grossman
Paperback: $15.90
Prints in 3-5 business days
The Golden Rule according to 12 world religions and exploratory activities.
Seats of Power By Beth Grossman
Paperback: $11.90
Prints in 3-5 business days
Brisbane, California Mayor and Officials put their keisters on the line for art and civic engagement with an art exhibit of chair seats upholstered with woven images of their derrieres. The public... More > was invited to sit in the seat of power in City Hall and envision themselves as empowered citizens. This project has created a riot of puns flying around town. Laughter has been a segue to more serious discussions about Power, who's got it and how we all can use it and work together. LA Times Article: http://articles.latimes.com/2009/mar/20/local/me-seats20< Less
First Comes Love By Beth Grossman
Paperback: $14.30
Prints in 3-5 business days
First Comes Love explores the myth of the middle-class American dream. This artwork represents the relationships between men and women as they attempt to reconcile this myth with the reality of... More > day-to-day life. Using found, domestic objects that are coded with cultural meaning and gender stereotypes, the objects are transformed with images and text to give insight into the narrative of quotidian life.< Less
Sabbath has Kept the Jews By Beth Grossman
Paperback: $12.70
Prints in 3-5 business days
Grossman's art installation, inspired by a Marc Chagall painting, reconnects contemporary Jewish culture with the Sabbath table as altar. The title comes from an old saying, "Jews do not keep... More > the Sabbath; the Sabbath has kept the Jews," written by Asher Ginsburg (1856-1927), pen name Ahad Ha'am. The Sabbath Has Kept the Jews evokes the historical Tabernacle and the adaptation of the family Sabbath table as altar. This art work is an homage to the devoted domestic faith of generations of women who have created weekly Sabbath dinners. The Sabbath table rituals signify holy community with the Jewish people everywhere. As an artist, Grossman interprets Jewish history and rituals using domestic objects chosen for their shape, function or symbolism. Exploring the realm of the sacred in daily life cycles, she draws questions from history, establishes a connection to the present and expresses hope for the future.< Less
Mother Mary Found V2 By Beth Grossman
Paperback: $13.50
Prints in 3-5 business days
Our Mother Mary Found re-contextualizes the story of Mary by asserting her Jewish origin as part of her identity. This project revisits the story of the iconic "Madonna," and represents her... More > as a woman who embodies two faiths. Ten rustic wooden household tools collected in Italy are gilded with Jewish prayers that correspond to fragments of Mary’s life. Our Mother Mary Found conveys the more pragmatic reality of a woman whose daily labor as a mother and a faithful Jew gave birth to a prophet and nurtured a revolutionary.< Less