Oakland artist sculptor Bella Feldman communicates through metaphor, juxtaposing the strength of steel
and the fragility of glass, deftly crafting large and small-scale sculptures.
She creates tension through her materials and expresses themes drawn from her own life experiences,
including the Depression, the Holocaust, and many wars. She is a pioneer of women sculptors and a
master of fusing glass and steel. Her work is playful, political and poetic. Feldman's work has shown
internationally since 1976 and is in the collections of the de Young Museum, UC Berkeley Art Museum
and Oakland Museum of CA. She was also a professor of sculpture at CCA for 36 years.