Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura is an award winning designer of fine jewelry and tabletop objects whose work is included in the Permanent Collection of the Smithsonian Institution at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and exhibited and sold in galleries, design stores and museums internationally.
After a full and successful career in the jewelry industry, Trudy has returned to art making in its purest form. She is inspired and actuated by her current explorations; creating portraits out of the important documents of her subject’s lives. She collects these documents with a goldsmith’s obsession for detail, carefully organizing and categorizing them. Through scrupulous arrangements of medical records, report cards, death certificates, maps and more, she is telling stories; exploring the past and repurposing it for future reflection.
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