SPOTLIGHT - DORIT SCHWARTZ SCULPTOR
INTRODUCING DORIT SCHWARTZ - SCULPTOR
Art is a bridge to the human spirit. My sculptural work exists to evoke feelings, to awaken people; to dive straight into the depths of human strength and fragility. My creative process represents my deep appreciation for the organic beauty found in nature. My works of art represent expressive forms that explore sensuality, inviting people in, magnetically drawing them to physically feel the sculptures. As our senses of sight and touch are closely associated, I integrate different elements into each sculpture, as they never before have been combined. I revel in working with such rare mediums as crystals, raw stone, and reclaimed wood. Not only do I showcase the materials’ natural value, I also create new forms of art by fusing together parts that enhance each others beauty. The finished works inspire the observer to journey from element to element, eventually taking in the entire piece as a whole – interpreting and discovering in them personal meaning as his/her reactions and feelings combine with the art.
As a sculptor, I am drawn towards organic shapes and textures naturally occurring in the environment. The synergy between stone, various other mediums, and my artistry dictate the visual forms that ultimately emerge. The original collections were developed exclusively in alabaster and wood. The newest collections – The Light Within & Light of Kabbalah – are composed of crystals, reclaimed rare woods, hand-carved Selenite, built-in lighting, iron and high-polished steel. They represent balance and harmony in nature. I specialize in utilizing each elements’ features. For me, it is a way of celebrating the beauty of seeming imperfections. The nature of each crystal adds it’s own energetic signature and power, the translucency of alabaster offers vigor and delicacy; the reclaimed woods add a piece of rawness to my sculptures.
As natural elements of the universe, I believe that crystals represent raw energy and harmony. They serve as the foundation for my particular creative process. Evolving from an intense need to communicate the joy and beauty of living, fine art and beauty have led me throughout life. I strive to remain open to it in all forms. I allow myself to be the vessel through which creativity flows. I shall continue to utilize my experiences to develop myself wholeheartedly as an artist, a professional, and a woman. This ongoing growth influences my talents and creations. My sculptures reflect this path I am on – they journey to accomplish balance in life. Through my artwork I find myself revealing my past experiences, present beliefs and future aspirations.