PilgrimsPilgrims left their mark wherever they were wandering: on stones, buildings, towers and graveyards, proclaiming to weave a continuous thread of pilgrimage across the world. I was very impressed by this phenomenon while traveling the 'Silk Road' a few years ago.
Metamorphosis of a jacketThis work named after a famous child's poem by Kadia Molodowsky, represents the poverty many children in our societies face on a day-to-day basis.
It was exhibited in the annual Tel-Hai ceramics symposium 2016. It was also exhibited at the exhibition lobby of the Sheba Medical Center.
Hand-built colored porcelain 50*40 cm.
BirdsThe life of the birds is, in my view, the most fascinating phenomenon in nature. Ever since childhood, I have been attracted to birds' splendor and conduct. There is no music like a bird's music; there is no work of art that truly resembles their beauty. I have been mesmerized by their courting, migration behavior, quarreling over space, gathering shards, nesting, teaching flight to their offspring and inevitable death. Throughout my artistic life this infatuation found its expression in my work.
Wheat bowlThis work was inspired by a childhood memory of the "Omer" festival in which the first wheat sheafs were gathered from the field.
The work was displayed in the "Bowl fruit bowl" exhibit in the Border Museum - Metula, 2006, and in the Chankin Design Galley - Holon, 2007.
This work is made of white stoneware with colorants.
size: 30*40 cm.
Kiddush gobletsStudying Judaism and understanding its importance, especially to jews from the Diaspora led me to start creating ritual vessels (Passover plates, Havdala burners, candlesticks, Kiddush goblets etc.). With these goblets I tried to create something functional and innovative.
Each of the goblets symbolizes one of the major events of the jewish life: Birth, Circumcision, Bar-Mitzvah, Marriage, Passover and Kiddush - blessing on the wine.
This work was displayed at the Third Biannual for Ceramics - Erez-Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, 2004, and at the Ben-Uri Gallery - London, 2006.
It is made of cast porcelain, altered and decorated with gold leaves.
Seven pieces, measuring 5*30 cm.
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Memory candlesRabbi Nachman of Brassllow said: "Man is like an onion, you peel him layer by layer and all that is left in the end is a tear".
This work was inspired on one hand by the Jewish tradition of lighting memorial candles after death, and on the other hand by the blossom of the garden onion.
To bring about these ideas into reality, I had envisioned bare porcelain as the best material, made by hundreds of small pinched bowls attached together. To create the "stems" of the flowers I used black clay as a contrast to the white porcelain. These pieces are of different shapes and sizes, as well as, different light intensities. They are placed together to represent the different feelings we have about ourselves at different times.
For me, each piece is unique but the combination of them all gives a stronger representation of the ideas I wanted to portray.
The work was presented at the Rothschild Fund Competition of Ceramic Sculpture - Israeli Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, 2001. It was also displayed in the Kastra Art Center, Haifa, 2003.
HabitatHabitat - in its dictionary definition, is the natural place and conditions of growth for an animal or a plant, or as Tchernechovski put it in his famous verse "Man is but a mold of the landscape of his homeland".
We, the people of Israel are named 'Sabra' after the prickly Pear that was brought over to Israel several centuries ago and acclimatized here. The prickly pear plants also define the boundaries of the arab village and symbolize in my eyes the core of our ongoing conflict. I created vessels made of clay using the textures of dry prickly pear leaves. Vessels that are born as pots but gradually as they grow lose their shape twist and swivel and become more like the landscape they have risen from.
The vessels were hand built of white stoneware with colorants.
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Along the wayWatching birds migrate to their nesting destinations,
Picking up a pebble from a flowing stream,
Observing shapes of dying leaves,
Astonished by an Urginea bursting its way through the soil,
Gazing at a glorious sunset ending another day,
Comprehending desert strata structures,
Jumping with joy when Anemones colour the earth red,
Anticipating the thorns change their appearance,
Listening to wave music,
Examining patiently ants gathering their winter provisions,
Collecting shells by the seashore to build a palace,
Sharing curiosities with fellow man,
Remembering my mother awakening these wonders in me,
Along the way...
These vessels were displayed in a solo exhibition in San-Diego, USA, 2008
The vessels were hand built of white stoneware with colorants.
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Wishing TreeMy wishing tree is unique. Instead of the customary tradition of coming to the wishing tree to ask him for protection and well-being, it asks us for safe-keeping and nourishment. Asks us not to burn it, asks us not to cut it down, asks us to take care of its environment.
This work was displayed in the "Bells of the imagination" exhibition in the Yad B'homer gallery, Haifa, 1999.
It is made of white stoneware with colorants and copper wires.
Acid RainMy concern for ecology touches many aspects of life. I created this work as a response to the global threat of acid rain. It is trying to show the transition of the rain from white to black while collecting the contamination from industrial areas.
This work was displayed in the "Hangings" exhibition in the Yad B'homer gallery, Haifa, 1998. It was also displayed in the Kastra Art Center, Haifa, 2003.
The work was made from hundreds of small pieces of porcelain, colored and hanged from a wire net.
Acid Rain IIThe harsh consequences of man's actions towards nature have lead to the creation of a work that deals with the phenomenon known as acid rain. As a result of pollution from factories and cars, sulfur and other polluting elements enter the clouds and thus the rain becomes acidic. Acid rain has serious consequences to nature and man, such as: damaging the earth, lakes, rivers and forests; causing harm to animals man and even buildings and works of art that are displayed out in the open in the city - such as stone sculptures. I have tried to point out the direct damage cause to the plants by acid rain.
The work was displayed as part of the "Earth Echoes" exhibit in the Wilfrid Israel Museum in Kibbutz HaZorea, 2012.
The work is made of hand built white stoneware with colorants - for the plant, and colored porcelain - for the rain-drop.