Maya Danziger was born in Kibbutz Barkai and grew up in Netanya, Israel; the youngest daughter of Holocaust survivors.
She graduated from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, where she received her BFD in 1990 and worked as Head of Design since then.
In recent years she has shifted her focus to textile art.
This series of works combines ready-made fabrics that are cut into shapes and sewn by hand onto raw cotton. The technique, inspired by naive appliqué handicrafts, uses a harmonious color palette to further emphasize its origin. Each piece is created spontaneously, without a preconceived idea of the end result. This makes it possible to express the raw emotions of an inner world, unfiltered. The time taken to hand sew the cut shapes provides access to a state of meditation, allowing each visceral emotion the space to be felt, understood, and worked through.
Each shape seeks meaning. Each stitch tells a story.