As a sculptor I confront three-dimensional shapes, influenced by early childhood experiences growing up in Israel, surrounded by relics of past and present civilizations. The shapes change the land with a heavy-handed notion that is at once familiar and not recognizable. I manipulate the sculptures to the edge of their endurance; pushing and pulling between the memories emerging from the stones that survived to the artist hand. The outgrowth becomes evidence of time and action.
In my work, imperfection is manifested through the crack; that which appears broken and fragile yet it is strong. The act of creating is rooted in my drive to constantly question rather than make a choice. Stretching materials to the their limits, using them in different ways than was intended, and looking at beauty in a radical way. The stage is then set for cracks and breaks to appear and become a part of the creation. Expanding on the idea of Wabi-Sabi, I create visual experiences that transcend the acceptance of imperfection, allowing its beauty to be revealed.
Living in Los Angeles gives me freedom through distance, and perspective through separation. My journey is to break the stone wall of my own perception; what I appear to be and what I know I am. My art reverberates that wall; a constant battle between the effort to drill a passage and the acceptance of the still comfort that awaits on the other side.