Kaya Deckelbaum is a figurative sculptor. She was born in Bulgaria, and has lived in Africa, Israel and North America. Her art expresses key impressions from each culture.
Using wire mesh as her principle medium, Deckelbaum creates dynamic sculptures, which are translucent and evoke intense feelings. With fresh lighting technique, her work produces shadows which offer compelling depth and intensity synergistic to the original sculptures. To those viewing, Deckelbaum's art offers a new perspective in contemplating the place of nature and man in today's world.
Explaining her artistic concept: "The soul of people and things is my muse. By combining physical material and light, my transparent sculptures become alive and dramatic."
Deckelbaum is the recipient of the Lorenzo Il Magnifico 2nd prize for sculpting awarded at the 2015 Bienalle, Florence, Italy. Her sculpture 'Ma'apilim" is part of the permanent collection of The Hecht Museum, Haifa, Israel. Her sculpture "The Spirit" has been honored for long term display in the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sofia.