by Ira Joel Haber
Editor’s Note: Each Wednesday we’ve been publishing individual pieces from Ira Joel Haber’s Postcard series (1), (2), (3), (4). 5 of 12.
Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Since 2007 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 184 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.
Author’s Commentary. I have been doing postcards for some years now. They began as collages, and images cut from magazines, but as time went on I needed the cards to get more complicated and I started to use color shapes and 3-D elements. These are postcards not for sending.