My work is based on a simplified rocket shape. I was inspired by the Sixties mission to land a man on the moon. Although this was achieved even before I was born, I was fascinated by the hype and excitement generated by the race to the moon. One day, out of the blue, I received an email that read: "I am writing to you from Houston, Texas, regarding your Apollo mezuzah design. I’ll be flying on the next Space Station Mission, Expedition 17, and would very much like to take one of your Apollo mezuzahs with me." It was from Greg Chamitoff, the NASA astronaut. After passing NASA's stringent checks my Apollo mezuzah went up in space on a six month mission to the International Space Station!
from Tel Aviv, Israel
Laura's innovative contemporary design collection breathes new life into ancient Jewish rituals