The Sinai desert was my personal exodus. A year after coming to live in Israel, I escaped to the arid and rock-sharp shores of the desert peninsula. It was August, the hottest month, and I was searching for a revelation. Well, there came no fire from any mountain, and no divine voice. There was just the intense heat, the vast mountainous landscape, the dry breath of the desert, and the most immense ancient silence.
In that burning land, I felt a calling back to art. From within came an intuition which slowly became an intention, and soon, back on my small balcony in Tel Aviv, I began painting. Trying to define what it was that I had been looking for in Sinai, I wanted to depict the search, the seeker, and the sought. Deserts emerged on my canvases, and their surreal mountains were peopled with tiny Biblical figures engaged in a mysterious never-ending spiritual quest.
Art has always had a strong basis in the world of the spirit. The place from which the creative drive originates is deep within. It is that which the mystics call the One Source from which everything unfolds.
My art is Bible/Torah–themed because that is what always unfolds when I begin to paint or sculpt in a spontaneous, unplanned way. Living in Israel, so close to our ancient heritage, and with Sinai so ingrained in my personal story, I can’t imagine any theme as engaging or as universally relevant as this. My hope is that the work resonates similarly with you!
2017 Galeria Al-Ha’Agam , Raanana (group exhibition)
2016 Summer Exhibition, Association of British Naive Artists.
2014 Songs of the Bible, Group exhibition, Israel Association of Illustrators.
2012 Solo exhibition, Center for Conservative Judaism, Jerusalem.
2011 Solo exhibition as Judaica artist, Brodt Center for Jewish Culture, Tel-Aviv.
2010 Solo exhibition as Judaica artist, Hod VeHadar synagogue, Kfar Saba.
2008 Group exhibition “Expo 2008” in the Jerusalem Theater.
2007 The Sunshine Monkeys – a cartoon fantasy, Solo exhibition, Tel-Aviv.
2005 “Open House” exhibition as Judaica artist, Municipality of Ra’anana, Israel.
2004 Group exhibition, Elizabeth Gallery, Ra’anana, Israel.
2003 Solo exhibition, Oklahoma Restaurant, Herzlia Pituach, Israel.
2001 Group exhibition, Ben Uri Gallery, London, UK.
2016 Children’s Bible (Parts 4 & 5 – Bamidbar and Devarim), Ariella Books.
2015 Children’s Bible (Part 3 – Vayikra), by Bruno Landthaler and Hanna Liss, Ariella Books.
2014 Children’s Bible (Part 2 – Shemot), by Bruno Landthaler and Hanna Liss, Ariella Books.
2014 Children’s Bible (Part 1 Bereishit), by Bruno Landthaler and Hanna Liss, Ariella Books.
2010 Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome (adaptation), ELT Publishing
2009 A Foreigner in Australia, by Fiona Smith, ELT Publishing
2005 A Sense of Danger, by Tracy Simmonds, ELT Publishing
2003 Sanouk and the Elephant, by Maureen Reynolds, ELT Publishing
2003 A Foreigner in New York, by Ramon Ybarra Rubio, ELT Publishing
2002 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, by Mark Twain, ELT Publishing
2001 Danger at Shark Rock, by Pauline Francis, ELT Publishing
2001 A Foreigner in Britain, by Ramon Ybarra Rubio, ELT Publishing
1983 Modern Jewish History, by Robin Spiro, (unpublished project)
1982 Quy’s Journey, by Louise Morris – privately published – English language reader for Vietnamese refugees.
Newspaper Cartoons and Illustrations
1995-97 The Jerusalem Post and The Jerusalem Report – illustrations and political cartoons
1993 The Independent and The Daily Telegraph – political leader-page cartoons, with Peter Waddington (writer)
Our succah. Over two or three years I collected various street-found IKEA parts and with these, made a modular succah which can be stored away and rebuilt every year. A succah is a symbolic hut, set up for a week each year at the festival of Succot (Tabernacles). It represents the People of Israel’s sojourn in the desert (and the transition from slavery to freedom), as well as the impermanence of life, the concept of divine protection, and many other meanings.