Fingerprint on Stone Series
Merav Oster Roth
Merav Oster Roth, born in 1985, studied under maestro Vered Kaminski, is one of the most talented young contemporary jewelers in Israel. She is a graduate of Bezalel Art & Design Academy in Jerusalem, and in 2009 participated in university exchange with Pforzheim Academy of Design (Hochschule auf Gestaltung), Jewelry Department, Pforzheim, Germany for outstanding student. She is winner of several design awards, including Award for studies achievements, Bezalel Academy, Maizler Award for excellent design, Finalist of the ITS Jewelry competition, Trieste, Italy. Her works are exhibited in Red Dot Museum, Germany, as well as in galleries among the world, including Israel, the United States, Germany, China, and presented in many art fairs like the sixth Israeli Biennale for temporary jewelry.
In her work she is inspired by the human eternal desire to fly. It seems like since the man started to walk erect he also started to dream of ways to touch the sky. She tries to build her own flying machine in some series of works, using kinetic and mechanic elements that respond to the motion of the body.