Marcella by Yael Erlichman
IMAJ - Israel Medical Association Journal, June 2014, Israel
Born in 1954 on Kibbutz Givat Brenner, Yael Erlichman studied at several art institutions including the Avni Institute (Tel Aviv) and the Ramat Hasharon Academy of Arts.
She finds esthetic value in the most common human form. Making use of extraordinary technicl skills and with an eye for vivid and expressive details, Yael imbues her bronze figures with deep emotion, humor and energy. And so she pays tribute to human nature and human optimisim.
Yael succeeds in combining a profound awareness of the classica tradition of expressive figurative sculpture with a subtle and playful approach. Her sculptures are a manifestation of the joy of creation. Marcella (shown here) exemplifies this.
Yael lives in Ramat Hasharon but works at a foundry in the Jerusalem hills and is involved in every stage of the bronze production. Her art has been purchased by corporate and private collectors worldwide and she is represnted by several galleries in the United States, Canada and Europe.
She was invited to participate in the 2009 Florence Biennale International Contemporary Art Exhibition where she won the President Award named after Lorenzo il Magnifico.
During 2011 two major works were commissioned and created by Yael: Roots (2.60 m high) at Tel Aviv University, and Born on the Road (2.70 m high) at Beresheet Mitzpe Ramon Boutique Hotel.