My passion for expressing myself through art began when I was a young boy growing up in Kibbutz Neot Smadar, known for its desert ecology innovations and unique way of life. The meeting with the natural world in my long journey in South America two years ago took me to levels I did not encounter before, and it was there that I traveled to the heart of consciousness and the understanding of myself as an integral part of nature, developing a deep love to creating with nature itself. I learned how to create art through deeply observing nature and the stories it tells.To see a forest and its trees and understand how they can turn into beautiful creations.
When coming back home my focus turned into Israeli palm trees. When ripe, the part that envelopes the fruit naturally falls on the ground. After collecting it I immerse it in hot water or a steam oven, and by bending them I create forms and shapes that emphasize their unique beauty. I then dry them in the sun, smooth their surface, and coat them with oil or varnish, creating practical art that people can enjoy in their daily life - a shelf, a lantern, a fruit serving dish, and whatever my customers and I discover in the process.