Thursday, June 12, 2008
Ed Cohen created this wooden mezuzah case. It would be perfect in someone's animal print motif room, nu?
Soon after graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1986, Edward moved to California to pursue a career as a graphic designer & art director. While on the West Coast his interest in wood working flourished, and he soon found himself building tools, boxes and other projects. When Edward moved back to the East Coast, he began to seek out his Jewish roots. His woodworking skills were useful to build mezuzot cases for family and friends. Some of his earliest pieces can be seen in Belle Rosenbaum’s book "Upon thy Doorpost."
Edward uses a variety of woods in his work: Ash, Bloodwood, Bocote, Bubinga, Cherry, Cocobola, Ebony, Holly, Koa, Mahogany, Maple, Oak, Padauk, Purpleheart, Rosewood, Teak, Tulip, Walnut, Wenge, and Zebrawood