Her religiously observant life inspires Dorit, and with her laser-cut metal tree, she has brought a traditional Jewish text and song to life.
Written in Hebrew in the heart of the tree are the words to the song Ilan Ilan.
“Tree, tree, wherewith can I bless thee?
That thy fruit may be sweet – it is already sweet;
that thou shouldst afford plenty of shade – that also thou dost;
that a spring may be near thee – even that thou hast.
The one thing left me which I can wish for thee is,
that all trees planted from thy seed may be as fruitful as thou art.”
Dorit’s sweet statue makes a lovely purchase for your own home, or as a gift, particularly for celebrating children’s birth, or as a special gift for grandparents!
- Stainless steel
- 29 x 25 cm / 11.4 x 9.84 inches
Ilan Ilan Decorative Metal Tree
Dorit is a sabra, a native-born Israeli. She was raised in a religious Zionist home and is a practicing religious Jewish woman.
For Dorit, her Jewish faith is the wellspring of her art. She harvests ideas and concepts for creation from her religious life. She is inspired by religious texts, verses, prayers, and blessings and loves to incorporate them into her designs.
She loves creating products that will enhance the lives of her community of fans. Dorit began her career in commercial graphic design but found that her hobby of designing and creating Judaica was growing, and she decided to take a leap of faith and make her hobby her profession!
Dorit and her team utilize techniques and tools from graphics, traditional laser cutting, and patterned decorative work. She includes Jewish texts from her upbringing. She and her team create a unique and fascinating combination of shapes and hues, decorations, and letters old with new, traditional with modern. It is vital to Dorit that every product she makes is innovative, containing features or utilizing materials and techniques which have never been used before.
Her studio is located in Petach Tikva, adjacent to her home. She likes to create a family atmosphere for her dedicated team. Together they create, dream, work, and give thanks to God that they can use their gifts and talents in a meaningful way.