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Harriete Estel Berman
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Artist, Maker, Author of ASK Harriete & the Professional Guidelines
Artist, Maker, Author of ASK Harriete & the Professional Guidelines

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"Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment." Curator Suzanne Ramljak selected a diverse group of work largely from the art jewelry field with a heightened emphasis on the “art”. Every piece was obviously selected with great insight.

Throughout the exhibition, the intersection of adornment/jewelry/clothing stepped up to the challenge of raising thought-provoking, even inspiring topics, all while expressing sensitive aspects of beauty.
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Being featured on the cover of the catalog for the exhibition "Uneasy Beauty" is good fortune but also at least partially a result of two approaches that any artist can take for their own art or craft.

The first one is diving deep into an idea without reservation or hesitation. Going all out. Making an artwork for an exhibition without compromise is not the same as art or craft made for your customers. I believe it is necessary to put blinder's on and ignore market influences. Consumer tastes can be superficial, trendy, or financially motivated. In contrast, speaking purely from your own artist's voice amplifies the potential to stretch into uncharted waters. Magnify a vision far beyond "average." Fabricate your dream. Whether this work will sell or not is irrelevant to the artist's vision.

The second approach is ....
Fabulous and heart-stopping news!
http://askharriete.typepad.com/ask_harriete/2018/10/fabulous-and-heart-stopping-news.html
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"Truth and Consequences" - Sunday September 30
Peninsula Museum of Art 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with artists Harriete Estel Berman, M. Louise Stanley, and John McNamara will discuss work in the exhibition in the context of our time.
This Sunday, Sept. 30, the Peninsula Museum of Art
Peninsula Museum of Art
1777 California Dr,
Burlingame, California

Image: "Reality Hides the Front Door from the Street" from the series,
The Deceiver and The Deceived currently on view at the Peninsula Museum of Art. Photo Credit: Philip Cohen
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I knew that the photos of the wall quilt titled, "Stitch Care Mend Fold Muse Reach Stress Wear Break Torn" from 20 years ago were not good enough, so I asked my photographer, Philip Cohen, to take new photos. I needed new images.


Digital standards have changed, evolved, improved. This is not unlike the changing social and professional standards since Anita Hill in 1991.
The fabric of our society is stressed, worn, broken torn, mad and angry.

This Sunday, Sept. 30, the Peninsula Museum of Art will host a discussion titled,
"Truth and Consequences"Artists Harriete Estel Berman, M. Louise Stanley, and John McNamara will discuss work in the exhibition in the context of our time.

The event is free.

Sunday at 2 PM – 4 PM


Peninsula Museum of Art
1777 California Dr,
Burlingame, California 94010

Is Artwork Ever Old? Stitch Care Mend Fold Muse Reach Stress Wear Break Torn Mad and ANGRY!
http://askharriete.typepad.com/ask_harriete/2018/09/is-artwork-ever-old-stitch-care-mend-fold-muse-reach-stress-wear-break-torn-mad-and-angry-.html
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There are always unforeseen difficulties magnified by not being in my own studio. "A Mistake, A Miscalculation, The Precipice of Ruin Becomes An Opportunity" for making an artwork better than ever. It works everytime if you can only survive the difficulty and frustration. In fact, I'd say that this is a key to success. I wrote a post about what happened with this artwork with lots of photos.
http://askharriete.typepad.com/ask_harriete/2018/09/a-mistake-a-miscalculation-the-precipice-of-ruin-is-an-opportunity.html

There is an entire grass series including a 9' x 9' lawn of grass. If you would like to see the video or more images, go to my website.https://harrieteestelberman.com/grass

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Visiting Artist Lecture with Harriete Estel Berman
Emily Cobb at Humboldt State University  (in Arcata near Eureka in northern California) has invited me to present two days of lectures and discussions for their students, but there is a public lecture on Thursday night, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

If you live in the area, I hope you can come.

Harriete  
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"Drowning, Strangled, Suffocating in Plastic -- and Experimenting with Images" on ASK Harriete shows the progression of this photographic experiment. The step-by-step images illustrate the evolution of my idea and highlight the reality that most projects are not fully coherent at the initial conception. All too often we forget the trials and tribulations during the hours of preparation and the work that it takes to bring an idea to reality.

It this photographic experiment, the Black Plastic Gyre Necklace is secondary to the photographic documentation of the jewelry. What do you think?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/FydQFQ3xBOx85BbG3
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Working with a live model requires a lot more planning than any other option for photographing jewelry or art clothing. Finding a model is the first challenge. Clothing, posture, eye contact, or differing the gaze are all choices.

This post was the fourth in a series as I debate the plain white paper background, mannequin or model. I remain as confused and overwhelmed as ever.

Take a look at this post...and add your comments.
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While photographing the Black Plastic Gyre Necklace I wanted to try using a mannequin to provide scale and to see the necklace worn with the neutral context that a mannequin can provide.

Using the mannequin proved to be much more difficult than I expected, and wonder if the idea of a neutral aesthetic even exists. What do you think?

The post on ASK Harriete shows some of the better photos and you can leave your own comments.

It turns out that the arms on a mannequin are not adjustable (or on my mannequin the arms were not adjustable.) Each mannequin comes with a fixed set of attributes which you have to decide in advance that will work. Face, hands, bent arms, standing. sitting. and even then you can't interchange parts. If you don't like the hands, or the posture, then another combination will be a different compromise.
. http://askharriete.typepad.com/ask_harriete/2018/03/mannequin-needed-rent-borrow-or-buy-basic-or-stylized.html
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