I am originally from Mendoza, Argentina, in 1939, where I started to play with sculpture and paints. I graduated from the school of Sculpture and Ceramics in Mendoza, and now use my formal education and my uniquely developed painting techniques to create original artworks distinctive from anything people have ever seen before.
When I was only 13 years old, I began to play with pottery and sculpture. I had the honor of studying under the famed Italian-Argentinean sculptor Libero Badii. He guided and nurtured my artistic spirit. I have applied the artistic and philosophical principles I learned from Badii to my work for the last 67 years, my entire artistic career.
In 1961, at age 20, I immigrated to Kibbutz Carmia. I lived and thrived there for the next 20 years working as a sculptor with wood and clay. After moving to this wonderful country, I had the opportunity to study under the German-Israeli sculptor Rudi Lehmann, one of the pioneers of sculpture in the Middle East.
A person is naturally curious, always wanting to look through a window, through this window, you see all kinds of things outside.
I start with a wooden box and paint the inside of it. Then I attach a hand made wooden frame to this box, and this is how I create the illusion of looking through a window to a landscape or a room. The frame is then gilded with gold or silver leaf and is layered with many coats of lacquer, using my lacquer painting technique. This particular technique creates a clear distinction between the outside and the inside — a painting with many levels.