why do you make art?
Then I started in art here at Beit Hayotzer. I had been told I had an eye for color but only my art came out of nowhere – slowly pouring out of me. And me pouring out through the art. Since I started, I do it every day. I paint in acrylic and do mosaic, glass, paper machet, sculping in clay and painting on wood. Each style gives me something I lacked in my youth. If it is painting, it’s using my hands and being free to enjoy being covered in paint. I paint from my gut. Sometimes I can work on a painting for weeks, sometimes months. Sometimes I need to step away and sit with it for a while – ponder, muse, add. It all takes time. Even more so when I work in mosaic. Here I am completely focused
on the complexity and order of it. I can work for months on a mosaic. It teaches me patience and maturity. In glass, it is the craft, the skill and the challenge of the medium.