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Neuroplasticity

In Ceramic sculptures, terracotta, Terrenero

In the summer of 2012 I went through one of the most challenging periods of my life. I felt how the stress influences both my mental and physical condition. As in other difficult times, I found a haven, comfort, and…

El Cacique Negro

In Ando, Ceramic sculptures, sculptures, terracotta

I created this work under the cross influence of three major themes: Carnival masks, Taino culture and corals. When I completed it, I named it “El cacique Negro” because it has the spirit of a Taino Chief.Cacique means “The Leader”…

The wise flower

In Maduro, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

When I approached the canvas, my intention was to combine two remote occupations I used to practice on a daily basis, into one work.The first was the nurturing of our vivid tropical garden in front of our beach house in…

Playing without toys.

In Maduro, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

All the children around the world play. When they grow up they usually stop playing and start working. For a few years, I had been watching the kids of Agua-Sabrosa play in  and around the village from dawn to dusk….

The stories of an old peasant.

In Maduro, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

I was inspired by the stories of my good old friend Mateo, who passed away a few years ago. He was the nicest ‘campesino’ I’ve ever met, the Grandfather and Godfather of the village of Agua-Sabrosa (Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic). A…

Crudo Produce Delicado

In beau geste, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

I love cutting, stretching and toning my own canvas.After marking the canvas according to the size of the frame, I make a little cut with the seizures and continue tearing it apart with my hands. I love it; the slight…

Carnivalistic aspirations

In Caminante, My Story, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

What an amazing human phenomenon carnivals are. People who have nothing in common gather to celebrate, and together they form the shape, movement, rhythm, and character of each carnival. Carnivals tend to be joyful, vibrant, colorful, loud, and crazy.The Carnival…

Free-diving meditation

In Abu Lavie, My Story, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

Perhaps the most basic technique to enter a meditative state is to focus your attention on your breathing, and that’s why Free-diving is inherently meditative. Free-divers exercise breathing before and after they dive, and during diving they hold their breath until they resurface.When diving…

Ceramic tiles and a holy mission.

In My Story, Oro, terracotta, Uncategorized

Life is unpredictable. I never imagined that I will establish a foundation for children in the Dominican Republic, and that I will become so deeply involved with other people’s life.In 2010, after approximately two years of operating “Fundacion Marlee-Jo”, we…

I’m just a biblical guy

In Manati, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

I love reading the bible. It teaches about human nature and human’s ability to effectively change the shape of things, or make history. It has many great lessons about faith, belief, and about miracles, which I’m fond of and believe…

My 2nd childhood in Las-Terrenas

In My Story, Oil on Canvas, Oro, Paintings

Yes, we dreamed about living in a tropical peaceful place, but our daily reality in Las-Terrenas surpassed all our dreams. “What are you doing there?” Friends kept asking, and my girlfriend and I usually replied “Opening Coconuts!”, which we did, but…

My combat girlfriend

In My Story, Oil on Canvas, Paintings, The Search

My girlfriend and I broke up. That legendary true love had crashed us. Our fantasies and expectations did not withstand the daily realities and we were fighting over the tiniest issues such as washing dishes. Although we truly loved each…

Lessons from the Almogan Art Gallery

In Almogan, My Story

The Almogan Art Gallery was founded by my girlfriend Limor and I, in Rishpon village in Israel. In February 1997, after a few months of renovations and preparations, we officially opened the gates of the gallery to the public. We…

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