Working mostly in wood, steel and bronze, the sculpture reflects my sensitivity to nature, concern for the environment, and respect for all living things.
The reliquary series contain objects found along my journey in life; the doors inviting the viewer to interact with the work.
The totems are either welcoming structures of a Malagasy influence or represent situations in our society where restrictions may be present.
Both totems and reliquaries are done mainly in wood.
Medallions are created in bronze through the lost wax process and represent endangered species.
Furniture is mainly constructed in steel.
Arum has shown nationally and internationally for over 30 years in museum and gallery settings. A few selected shows are the Butler Institute of American Art, Grounds for Sculpture, Lancaster Museum of Art, Hudson River Museum, Newark Museum, and the Hammond Museum.
She has received many commissions and awards, including the Purdue Fredrick Award given by Hilton Kramer at the New England Exhibit in New Canaan, Connecticut. She is a member of Allied Artists of America, New York Society of Women Artists, American Medallic Sculpture Association, and National Association of Women Artists.
In December 1987, Arum was interviewed by Betty Osman and exhibited her sculpture for the half-hour program "What’s Going On" for Channel 16 in New York City. In 1994, photographs of her furniture appeared in the publication "The Guild 9".
In the 1990’s Arum moved her home and studio to Accord, NY.