Wanetik Art – Storke Sculpture
Drawings turn into Sculptures
Wanetik Art – Stork Sculpture
From a series of artistic metal sculptures, made of laser cutting, based on animal illustrations from the book of drawings by the illustrator Malka Wanetik, of blessed memory.
Malka Wanetik was born in Odessa in 1919 and immigrated to Israel in 1923. In addition to her work as a secretary, she studied painting at the Free Military Academy in Alexandria and in Israel, with the most famous and respected teachers like Yitzhak Frenkel, Mokadi, Janko, Steimatzky, Streichman, Hanna Tversky and others.
In 1967 her book of illustrations: “Drawings – Animal Characters” got published. The book includes 24 illustrations of animals that she saw and expertly draw in the first zoo in Tel Aviv.
Malka Wanetik was my grandfather’s sister. She had no children of her own and I had no other grandparents, so she was actually my grandmother.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of her book, I chose several drawings from it and turned them into metal sculptures made of laser cutting, while trying to preserve as much as possible the delicate and clean line of illustrations.
The sculptures come in the form of a small sculpture for the shelf and two larger sizes for hanging on a wall. They breathe life into the beautiful illustrations that are almost forgotten and turn them into a contemporary, aesthetic and special element.
I hope you’ll like it,
Ori Niv – Founder and owner of Artori Design
|Electrostatically painted metal (powder paint in the oven) is durable and high quality over time.
|Large, Medium, Small