When I enter my studio each morning, I don't always know what I'm going to create. But there's that moment when I look at the clay and it looks back at me, I know I'm going to make a Hanukkah menorah!
Hanukkah menorah is not only for lighting candles. For me it's a whole story!
Making one brings back childhood memories and old stories. That's why they are always decorated with Israeli motives, houses and places from my
Childhood neighborhood and the place I live today. All full of colors, just as the memories are in my imagination.
Dusty cypress trees turn to bright green trees under my creation; old houses are brought to life and renewed. Sometimes I add a small boat in the Sea of Galilee and sometimes a light house in the Jaffa harbor. It's so easy to sculpt and create, when my soul meets these lovely and loving memories and views on the way. When the artwork is done I get a bit upset, since I must wait for the clay to dry before coloring it. But at the end of the process, when I take the
Hanukkah menorah out of the kiln and realize that the dull colors have turned to be so shiny and bright, it is breath taking! Another Hanukkah menorah has joined the world! Each and every one of them is unique and special and none are the same!