Rochel Schiffrin

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Rochel Schiffrin

Contact Information

E-mail: Rschiffrin@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.RochelSchiffrin.com

Artist Statement

 Paper cutting has a vast history which has evolved throughout time. My paper cutout works draw upon this history while also experimenting with different facets of the art. Paper cutting not only reflects the intricate nature with which I enjoy operating, but it also enables me to express deeply rooted ideas and concepts. I work with various themes such as dance, animals, circular designs, but mostly Jewish religious motifs; however, I always strive to instill an uplifting aesthetic throughout all my work.

I am a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I grew up in the Orthodox Jewish community. I was raised learning Chassidic teachings and went to an Orthodox Jewish day school. After graduating high school, I took the traditional route and went to a Jewish woman’s seminary in Florida. I learned there, a deeper appreciation for my religion and how to lead my life through these teachings. While in seminary I also realized my appreciation for the arts, and how I can combine these two passions. Subsequently, I returned to Pittsburgh where I attended Chatham University and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts with a concentration in Studio Arts, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

While at Chatham I rediscovered my love for cutting paper and experimenting with this other form of drawing. When I cut paper, it is an intuitive and natural reaction for my love of detail, care, and intricacy. As a creative technique, paper cutting is not only cathartic to me, but it also allows me to illustrate concepts and designs that are near and dear to my heart. I hope to continue exploring where this creative art form can take me!

 

Beauty Beneath

Beauty Beneath

Price: $650.00
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Beauty Beneath II

Beauty Beneath II

Price: $450.00
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Sheva Minim

Sheva Minim

Price: $2,000.00
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Sheva Minim II

Sheva Minim II

Price: $450.00
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Conflict: Israel

Conflict: Israel

Price: $450.00
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Flying High

Flying High

Price: $700.00
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Glee

Glee

Price: $450.00
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Dancing Medusa

Dancing Medusa

Price: $350.00
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Dancer II

Dancer II

Price: $250.00
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Pomegranate Shehechianu

Pomegranate Shehechianu

Price: $85.00
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Lamed Lev

Lamed Lev

Price: $150.00
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