I create sculptures and reliefs in wire mesh with mixed media as well as bronze sculptures. My semi abstract sculptures use the human form to express the emotional interaction between individuals; Revealing figures entwined together. My process begins with one female figure which evolves intuitively into additional images portraying Togetherness- a repetitive motif in my work.
There is a relationship between strength and softness in my work and materials, one gets the same contrast feeling, seeing my wire mesh artworks alongside my bronze sculptures. While the bronzes' entangled structures are solid and multifaceted, the semi transparency of the ethereal wire mesh, allows the viewer to see into and beyond the flowing forms.
My project “Mother-Survivor" is about my mother’s Holocaust journey expressed through a contemporary installation using wire mesh, mixed media and found objects. A Personal Story intertwined with the tragedy of Human History inspired by my mother’s stories
(“Mother-Survivor”: March 29- May 3, 2014 in the Kanner-Kurzon Museum, Beth El Synagogue Center, New Rochelle, NY)
Lea Weinberg Israeli artist, lives and works in NY. Exhibited intensively in the USA and Israel in Galleries, Museums, Solo and group exhibitions, received numerous awards. Her artworks can be found in Museum and private collections.
Selected studies in Israel: Graphic design-Technion extension, Tel Aviv ; Visual arts& Puppet Theater- Art Academy, Ramat- Hasharon; Drama, Theatre& Creative education emphasis on Puppet Theatre, movement& masks- Kibbutzim College, TA; wiremesh& concrete sculpture with Shulamit Hartal, Life Drawing with Harold Rubin
Was a professional Puppeteer &Story Teller with her theatre PuppeTell in Israel and NY (1986-1998) Lived with her husband& their three children in Riverdale, NY (1993-1996) where she studied clay sculpture with Harriet Belag. In 2005 relocated to White Plains, NY with her husband and youngest daughter; Experienced Contemporary sculpture, life drawing, life sculpture, WAW, White Plains NY; Bronze casting, SUNY Purchase, NY.
An active member in professional juried groups as: New York Society of Women Artists, National Association of Women Artists, American Society of Contemporary Artists, Women’s Caucus for Art.