I grew up in Jerusalem, Israel. My first drawing was black crayon
smeared over the entire page. My mom asked me what it was and I said, "that's a chicken coop."
"Where are the chickens?" she asked.
I said, "They are all asleep and it's dark."
Since then I have been drawing, painting, sculpting and cutting paper constructions. After graduating from Pratt Institute and NYU, I began showing my artwork in galleries and museums
Gene Moore, display director for Tiffany & Co. loved my paper constructions and invited me to create displays for all his windows in New York. I started creating innovative displays for many prominent
store windows and I was thrilled to see kids with their nose stuck to the glass, as they gazed at the scene in the window.
Writing and illustrating children's books is, again, a window into a child's fantasy and imagination. It's also a wonderful way for me to connect with my own childhood and early memories like the chicken coop drawing.