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Yael Blumberger
Yael Blumberger - Artist’s statement
Since 2006 I have been using pieces of colorful ceramics rather than paint and brushes to create colorful shapes in unique compositions. I arrange the pieces to create a painterly image, and then glue them together. I produce the mosaic pieces myself – painting over used or new pieces of clay and firing them, and then breaking them into pieces (randomly or with tools). In an infinite universe, our finite existence is composed of an endless number of fragments. By joining these fragments together, they make the transition from formlessness to form and back again.
Each fragment is selected out of thousands of mosaic pieces that I prepare in advance – gathering, cutting, breaking, kiln firing, painting them – and then finds its place in the complete work. It is a healing process of repair. Placing the varied tiny fragments, shifting and reorganizing them, it seems as if a formless, unbounded spirit of infinite space translates itself into small shapes, which then combine together to produce a larger shape, resulting in wholeness.
Despite the lengthy process of repair, traces of the former shattering are still evident in the whole. These traces are evidence of the material's past life, and having made their mark they have turned it into something new. I allow each piece to find its place, and putting it at rest makes my mind rest easy. In my work a transformation occurs from spiritual formlessness to a shaped, colorful material – and vice versa: from earthly matter such as clay, stone, glass or china to the subtlest experience of formlessness. An experience beyond words or shape: the experience of touching on something whole.

Yael Blumberger - CV
Born in Tel Aviv, 1954.
Married, with three children.
Lives in Camon, Gush Segev, since 2004.
Sculpts and paints since 1984.
Studied art at the Open Midrasha, Ramat Hasharon, 1992-1993.
Studied drawing, painting, sculpting, etching and silk-screen printing with various artists.

An active volunteer in the community:
2006 - Helped girls of neighboring Arab village Cmana paint on the wall of the village children's library
2007 - Instructed the Camon Bar-Mitzvah boys in creating a large mosaic wall
2007-2008 – Volunteer at the Ramat Hadassa boarding school for youth at risk, Tivon, a project aiming to impart social skills through crafts and arts

Exhibitions:
1987 – Participated in the group exhibition "Silk Screen," The Artists and Sculptors' Association, Tel Aviv
2005 – Participated in the Jewish-Arab Sculpture Festival, at Ras El Eyn by the Zalmon River
2007 – Participated in the group exhibition "Methodically Arranged Wheels," Teradion Gallery, Misgav
2008 - Participated in the group exhibition "Home," Michmanim Gallery, Mount Camon
2009 – Participated in the group exhibition” The Mosaic Muse “ , The House of Quality, Jerusalem

2009 - Participated in The Book “The Mosaic Muse” Author Yael Nitzan manager of the Israeli Mosaic Association.

2009 - Participated in the group exhibition “A broken piece gets close to a
broken piece” Niralle’s Gallery , The Galilean Beth Lechem”.
2009 -2011 Participating in a group exhibition “Zipory”, The Hall of Entrance archeological site Zipory

2009 - Participated in the group exhibition “The Scanning Eye” Shalom Tower gallery, Tel Aviv.

2010- Participated in the group exhibition "A glimpse to Mosaic" Beth Gabriel near Galilee lake

2010 - Participated in the group exhibition "Personal Readings of Antique Mosaics" Mormon University Mount Scopus Jerusalem
2010- Participated in the group exhibition "view" in the misgav municipal gallery

2010- Participated in the group exhibition "ConneXion" in Miakamer, Germany
2011 - Participated in the group exhibition "Interpretations", Cultural Center, Rishon Lezion

2011 - Participated in the group exhibition "Interpretations", Cultural Center, Rishon Lezion

2011 - Participated in the group etching exhibition "Portrait", “The house of artists” , Tel Aviv

2011 - Participated in the group exhibition "Mosaics on the park", Gallery “Beside the lake”, Raanana

2011 - Participated in the group exhibition "Mosaic of interpretations", Municipal gallery of Netan

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