Nirit Dekel es una artista israelí que encontró la inspiración en una instalación de
Dale Chihuly que se hizo en Jerusalem en el año 2000, ella quedo fascinada con la versatilidad del vidrio. Tomó un curso de lampwork y de ahí en más se dedica a realizar joyería en vidrio, su trabajo se vende en los museos y las galerías de Jerusalén, Tel Aviv, Londres, Los Ángeles y Chicago.
Nirit Dekel:”As long as I remember I was into art. I studied and practiced drawing, painting and jewelry and for years I kept it on a small (yet consistent) fire as a hobby. As I graduate university I was swept into the high-tech wave and had a career in one of the largest high-tech firms in Israel. With time I felt that I’m missing my main love – art & craft. As I saw Chihuly’s exhibition at David’s tower in Jerusalem’s wall as part of the festivities of year 2000 it was like an alarm clock waking me back to life. I was drawn as magnet to the glass material and immediately fell in love with it. I’m fascinated by glass because I find it a manifold material. It’s a daily life casual material yet has the ability of becoming delicate, refined and elegant and can be played with in an infinite possibilities. Glass has a sense of vitality. It’s a living material evolving all the time that comes from nature and can merge back in to it. Glass beads are like people for me. It’s like they have movement inside them. They look awake, moving, bubbling, winking, and restlessly jumping. There is no stability or fixation about them and each one is a bit different and has its own personality. Glass has an honorable part in the history of jewels and art objects and has had a peculiar role in the Mediterranean culture. For me it’s a challenge to make my own mark and be a part of this ongoing way of preening.”