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has created quite a buzz... Of course all the "creatives" here had to
have their input... we are pleased... stunning."
-- Fran Wilson, Production Director, Marketing Magic, Inc, describing Lana,
site specific display for
Bal Harbour Shops in Florida - ranked by Women's Wear Daily as the #1
shopping center in the US.
| Elizabeth Berrien was born in
1950. At 13,
she was admitted to mensa, where she had a memorable meeting with
Buckminster Fuller. As a high school sophomore she came in sixth in a
statewide math competition against a field of juniors and seniors. Her
love for plane geometry and topology were vital to her later
explorations. One of the world's foremost wire sculptors, she pioneered
her own form of textile-based, hand-twisted, non-traditional wire
sculpture in 1968. She is the winner of the 2005 Victor Jacoby Award
($3,500) for Innovation and Excellence in Art.
wire sculptor alive today North
American museum curators
wire sculptor we have ever seen.
Michael Lafferty, Gump's
One of the
world's foremost wire sculptors
Michael Ball, author of
outstanding exhibit generated more delight and enthusiasm than any
other we have held at our museum. Our only regret is that we booked it
for only two months; six would have been much better.
Amy Dawson, Director, Randall Museum, San Francisco
outstanding wildlife sculptor. To see a Berrien sculpture is to gain an
instantaneous understanding of the very essence of a creature's spirit.
Dr. Donald Linsdale, Curator, Oakland Museum
magnificent Pegasus sculpture has become a beloved landmark. It has
permanently affected the flow of foot traffic within this airport.
James F. Thompson, Chairman, Louisville International Airport
in the field of textile wire sculpture...
Lolli Jacobsen, Textile Arts Director, Mendocino Art Center
.. thanks for
your outstanding lecture and demonstration at the Crocker Art Museum.
Those who approached me afterward said it was the best they had ever
Norma Kelson, Program Director Kingsley Art Club, Crocker Art Museum
generally do not make referrals for artists, I am holding [Berrien's]
material to show the other curators at our next meeting...
Valerie Fletcher, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
consider booking (your) show... You have a unique and fascinating
approach to sculpture. I was most intrigued by it. It certainly shows
your ingenuity and artistic ability.
Nancy W.Beers, Administrative Director,National Geographic Society
I think you
will become (in your medium) as well known
as Robert Bateman. I wish you the best - George Jakobi, wildlife
the recipient of a cash award for your entry in 'California Small
Works'. Thanks so much for contributing to the quality and diversity of
Duane Jones, Director, California Museum of Art
last show with us generated more excitement and sales than any previous
artworks shown in the same space, we invite you to exhibit with us
Shelley Stefanyszyn, Public Relations Manager, Neiman-Marcus
certainly unique and wonderful. We have never seen anything like this
Steven Makovenyi, Exhibit Director, Smithsonian Institute
Your wire sculptures are amazing; truly breathtaking! I have been a fan
of Calder.. that is how I was introduced to wire sculpture, but your
work goes way beyond even Calder! If I hit the lottery I would love to
fill my house and yard with your work...simply WOW!!
Aileen Hammer, educator
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