Vered Otmy

Vered Otmy is an interdisciplinary Israeli artist, multi-talented, unique and as self-taught, who specializes in sculpting and painting on papier mâché. She has adopted it as her artistic language, mastered the technique and taken it beyond traditional limits. Her work is distinctively vivid and colorful. Vered’s creativity stems from curiosity, joy, endless searching and observation. Inspired by personal insight along her journey of self awareness, she began to discover the endless possibilities of creating through this unique channel of art. Vered's vivid character, coupled with her vast curiosity and inner sense of joy, guides her exploration of ideas and design. Her works are rich and colorful, joyful and amusing. Based on traditional art, the creations are enhanced by a deep, unifying expression of beauty and delight. The art of papier mâché combines two qualities for Otmy: the technical aspect of creating distinct and exact forms in this medium, and the emotional aspect of the experience of working in a simple and flowing manner. The results are of very high quality, full of happiness and joy, and arouse enthusiasm. Though occupied with her work, Otmy finds the time to volunteer with organizations for the mentally ill and to guide workshops in papier mâché, out of the understanding that dealing with this material offers creativity and freedom of expression for the disabled. She uses forms made in these workshops in some of her her work. Otmy’s works are divided into two types - functional and whimsical: A. Her dishes and bowls can be used and washed by hand with soap and water. The bowls are not to be soaked in water. B. Sculptures of animals and imaginary creatures. These colorful sculptures are of an ethnic flair, three – dimensional and are made in various sizes, ranging from a height of few inches to many feet tall. All of the Hebrew writing on Otmy's creations is handwritten by a qualified scribe (Sofer).
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