Born in Israel in 1954, I live and work in Haifa.
My inspiration stems from spiritual sources in the Bible and the ancient cultures of
my region; a world that dissappeared and no longer exists, which I miss. I touch this
world in my own way, trying to decode cultural codes from those magical objects
that these cultures left behind.
Since I can remember, my sculptures have always been small scale objects,
attempting to capture large scale concepts in small dimensions. In the process of
creating these small objects, I suddenly felt that I could identify with those tribal
artists in my region, whose works had been unearthed on archaeological sites. Yet I
felt that something was missing, perhaps I lacked the religious or ritual dimension
which formed the purpose and inspiration for their work. But it was only when I
began to work in the world of Judaica design and started to design objects and
artifacts shaped from my own culture and traditions that I actually felt that I grew
closer to that same dimension possessed by the tribal artist.
I studied painting and sculpture in the Oranim and Tel Hai academic colleges. At a
certain stage, in my desire to widen my experience to new horizons, I studied and
began to work in the silversmith's art medium, meeting the challenge of new
materials and concepts. The jewelry that I create is directly connected with my
sculpture and can be defined as a transition from small-scale sculpture to miniature-
scale sculpture. From an early age, I have also engaged in photography that has
enabled me to observe the world around me in a most profound way.
My artistic works are exhibited in museums in Israel and in art galleries throughout
the world. From the 1980s I have participated in various competitions and been
awarded recognition for my work. For example, I attained first prize in photography
from the Bat Yam museum in 1981, exhibited a painting in the Haifa Museum in
1985, and exhibited work in the Rudi Ritter Jewelry Gallery in Switzerland in 1993. In
the International Judaica Competition in Jerusalem I received an honorable mention
for the design of a torah crown in 1996, and my torah mantle was exhibited in the
Spertus Institute in Chicago in 2000.