Mezuzah Case with Contemporary Tree of Life
This mezuzah case by Ruth Shapiro is decorated with a stylized tree of life. Each leaf is individually made using fold forming, filing and torch patina, and is then hand riveted to the brushed nickel background which is in turn attached to the patina copper box with tiny nuts and bolts. The shin is hand-pierced from brass sheet and high polished like a tiny jewel.
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Available on backorder
Materials: Copper and sterling silver. Lacquered to discourage tarnish.
Size: 3 3/4″ x 1″ x 5/8″
Meet the Artist: Ruth Shapiro
Ruth Shapiro is an artist, nurse, wife and mother, and not necessarily in that order.
Ruth Shapiro handcrafts fine metal art. No factories, no imports, no employees, just wonderful designs and precision by an artist widely recognized in the United States, Canada, and Israel. Traditional themes with contemporary expression are seen in all of her creations. Her artwork varies from classical to contemporary to whimsical and fun, and her sense of humor and warmth are sprinkled throughout.
Ruth fuses rich symbolism and visual stories her metal-working skills. In 1988, she went to Israel to learn techniques from silver masters, and to enhance her spiritual development. Her work has taken Ruth to shows and exhibits all over the United States, Israel and Canada. One of Ruth's yads was carried into space!