In the last few years, I have worked together with clients in the development of custom designed projects. The design object, the motif and the text involved are carefully discussed together. The four phases of the creation process: concept design, detail design, engineering and finally execution, may take more than two years, depending on the scope of the work. In the next pages, I present the work made possible through the trust, generosity and patience of very special people.
Roberto Moritz, Brazil / Switzerland.
A design of a Hamsa sculpture for a yacht necessarily should evoke navigation and movement. The astrolabe with the mathematical positioning of its rings around the three space axes was then a natural source of inspiration. The sculpture assembles astrolabe segments and an abstraction of a hamsa, exploring geometric minimalism, positive- negative, deconstruction - composition and motion that continuously modulates the work in space.
Anodized Aluminum and Brass.
Edition of 6.
Fasja Lobatón Family, Mexico City.
A contemporary interpretation of a traditional Sephardic Torah necessarily represents a contrast. It echoes the inherent link between “From Zion shall go forth the Torah” to the modern city of Jerusalem.
Much in the same way, this project casts the aesthetics of my work over the past 30 years into the traditional elements of the Torah Case as a study in transformation and contrasts.
This work, in a special version was subsequently ordered for the permanent collection of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Anodized aluminum ,sterling silver and mixed media.
Designed exclusively for the Fasja Lobatón Family.
Ruth and Ted Mirvis, New York / Jerusalem.
Outdoor patio sculpture for a house in Jerusalem. The incipient idea for this project was to develop a sculpture built of three modules representing the children of the family. The theme text ,the Priestly Blessing is powerful, signiﬁcant and moving. The design motif is explosion of typography in space.Stainless Steel. Thanks to Ruth and Ted’s generosity , smaller versions of the work are being produced (see Bircat Cohanim). bircat cohanim in ART
Eddie Best, Chicago.
Two independent cases - for the lulav and for the etrog blend into one carrying unit or metamorphose into a minimalist columnar sculpture.
Work in Progress.