Thursday, April 25, 2013
This month three different group exhibitions were launched which I'm participating in.
The first one that I would like to present is 'Alla scoperta de Israele sulle ali della fantasia" in Venice, Italy. I'm proud to be presented amongst this incredibly talented group of people with my 7 pieces (one of them is a series) that were chosen to participate.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there myself and had to experience the whole thing through many photos. In one of them I spotted a group of little Italian kids sited around my work. Now I'm dying to know how they responded.
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Robert Walter entered his second career as a pastor about 20 years ago. About at the same time he Began to show interest in the topic of shame and 'wondered about lack of joy in the world, especially among Christians'. Robert researches the topic of shame as a self initiated project. He travels to train, coach, consult, and counsel leaders in the church.
A few months ago he wrote me about his project and commissioned a few illustrations for the presentations. In the beginning I had a few concerns considering the differences in our culture and religious views, but soon it turned out that Robert is sharp, perceptive and a fascinating person. I hope to see more about his research soon and until then here are some snapshots from the process.
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Friday, April 5, 2013
About a week ago me and some friends decided to pursue new destinations and hit the road. It didn't develop quite as we expected but we had a blast.
Natalie SchorZarfati is the talented photographer behind these photos. One of the things that I love about her is her positive and laid back attitude. It really seems that she loves and enjoys doing her thing and it really shows in her work.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Illustration for a Business card for my mom. With a great charm and charisma she runs all kind of fun activities and events, such as Laughter Yoga, body tapping and dancing. The fun part was playing with colors and shapes inspired by tribal dancing the less fun was all the rest.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
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Saturday, March 30, 2013
I was spring cleaning my computer and discovered a tremendous amount of illustrations. All forms and all kinds of sketches, unpublished work, long time ago forgotten illustrations, technique experimenting, previous life visuals and much much more. These tons of trees, eyes, colors and textures made me think that I deserve to retire completely or at least to get a year's period of fame and tomato breeding and nothing else. Unfortunately, for now I'll have to settle for a short break in which I'll share here some of my findings.
The two above are snapshots from a sketch for Einayim magazine (I believe that the article was cancelled)
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Dead Sea - one of the most beautiful places in the world. I was introduced to the natural hot springs there a while ago and try to keep coming back at least once a year. Last Thursday some friends and I went south to celebrate my birthday and to gaze at the moonrise.
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Saturday, March 2, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Editorial for Haaretz weekend supplement. The article (written so accurately and precisely by Yuval Noah Harari) deals with the issues of information flow in modern age and reflected on the phenomenon in the future. Though the idea of the image was almost immediate, it took me some time to figure out the final details. I really enjoyed the intellectual challenge and the short lesson in accuracy.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Last week was Published the interview that I gave for 'ha-Pinkas' about the book Old Shoes of Mr Minasa. Ha-Pinkas it's an online magazine that deals with children's literature and culture in Israel. I have been familiar with this platform for a while, and always been fascinated by the content concerning the visual aspects of the sphere. Therefore, I felt honored when I was asked to talk about my work. In the interview you can read a bit about my working process and also view some of the sketches from the editorial desk (like the one above).
On the same matter, there is a short video with the author of the book Ronit Chacham, where she talks fondly about the illustrations. We had our first conversation only recently and I was immediately captivated by her warm and lively personality.
The last update (for now) is that the book has been chosen to participate in the exhibition "Ethiopia- The Land of Wonders" in Eretz Israel museum in Tel Aviv. You can read more about the event here.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
My first children's book was finally published in its first edition. At this point it will be distributed in all the kinder gardens across the country and later it will be published in hard cover and distributed in stores.
The book tells a story of Mr. Minasa who can't get rid of his old shoes that traveled with him from a faraway land. Each time he tries to throw the shoes away, they are returned to him.
The process was very intense and didn’t turn out quite as I planned but it nice to look at the final results.
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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Sunday, December 23, 2012
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