“I am close to 50 now and my life
is full and rich. Time is at a premium. As a woman there are tremendous demands
on my time – none of which I wish to forego. To reach my full creative potential,
I must find ways to mix this ancient art with time-efficient methods.
“I’m always creating one thing and
studying something else that is connected to art. I’m very drawn to history.
Maybe that is my connection to mosaics.” Yael’s newer works incorporate
original ceramic pieces with mosaics. She explores themes from the Bible,
Jewish history and nature.
On the wall of Yael’s salon hangs
a small oil painting in shades of reds, blues and greens. The painter was
her uncle, a young man who climbed over mountains to escape the Nazis. He
was killed shortly after his escape, in the War of Independence. His legacy
is the art of the niece he never met.