ART AS RESPONSA is known for
innovation in art, design, and education.
Marsha Plafkin founded ART AS RESPONSA with text-based educational art programs.
Marsha worked as an educational consultant
for the Skirball Cultural Center and Sinai
Akiba Academy in Los Angeles.
She created The Braidel Game, featuring her design: The Braille Dreidel.
This sculpture was first made as a 'thank-you' and the use of Braille had purely symbolic meaning.
As with all art, The Braille Dreidel has acquired layers of meaning overtime, some literal, others more nuanced and metaphorical.
The Braidel Game is used to introduce students to Braille, to Jewish culture and under the best conditions, to themselves and those around them.
The Braille Dreidel is known for its skip-proof round-bottom design. In aluminum, The Braille Dreidel weighs about 4.2 ounces and can spin for 54 seconds. Watch the dance below.
The Braidel Game includes The Braille Dreidel and Braidel Game Directions (Book).
The Directions Book includes artist information, a dedication for Marsha's brother Jeffrey, teacher instructions, and a discussion guide.