Since a very early age, Dorit Schwartz has been intrigued by the diversity of nature. This innate curiosity propelled her to explore the world around her.
Dorit Schwartz – studied Fine Arts at the Wizo Art School in Tel Aviv. At the age of 17, she moved to Los Angeles, California. Since then she has continued polishing her skills and knowledge of the arts.
Since 2008 she has served full-time as the Resident Artist for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Las Vegas Chapter. It was there that she first created her now iconic sculptural work Celebration of Life. Pieces from this collection can be seen at various locations throughout the city of Las Vegas, such as The Discovery Children’s Museum, The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Downtown Summerlin, Summerlin Hospital, UNLV, City Hall, and Symphony Park at The Smith Center.
Dorit Schwartz is constantly evolving. She began her artistic journey with clay, moved onto marble carving, and now works with wood and crystal. Her discovery and appreciation of the smoothness of acacia wood; the cool feel of marble; the roughness of discarded mortars; the vibrancy of colorful crystals and their healing properties magnified her admiration of both the old and the new. Thus, she began incorporating reclaim wood into her work, recovering its history and presenting it anew. For the artist, it is a magnificent way to celebrate the beauty of mother nature. This metamorphosis and development are the driving force behind her new contemporary collection, The Light Within.
In addition to The Light Within, she pioneered the style of hand-carved Selenite in her collection entitled Light of Kabbalah – sacred symbols from the National Best-Seller The 72 Names of God hand-carved into Selenite and illuminated with built-in architectural lighting . Truly a brilliant way of showcasing the Kabbalah meditation symbols in a three-dimensional way!
Her sculptures symbolize the healing power of nature. They expand upon her own healing, which she obtain through her work with the natural elements. The beauty of her pieces lies in the exquisiteness of sensorial perception as they provide both visual and tactile enjoyment for the observers. She loves creating new and powerful experiences for her audiences, sharing the knowledge gained from working with balanced and natural harmonies which can be seen throughout her Marble Sculptures and Marble & Rare Woods Collections.
Dorit’s pieces are currently being showcased at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, the Wynn Home Store at the Esplanade of The Encore Hotel, and The Art360º Exhibit inside the Mayor’s Office at City Hall in Las Vegas, NV. Her work can be found on permanent display in various private collections around the world, with prominent pieces in London, Zurich, Paris, Los Angeles, and New York.