I would say my designs have Jewish features since much of my inspiration derives from Judaism. I come from a Jewish-observant background, and though not orthodox, it was based on Jewish values. Towards puberty, when I was discovering my sexual orientation, I started questioning my beliefs and myself. I knew the obvious prohibitions and knew it couldn't go hand in hand with who I was becoming. Today, I find it possible for a person to be religious and lead a gay lifestyle. When designing, I try to show the differences between these two worlds but also the harmony and homogeneity between them.
Israel is a melting pot; a country that was established by immigrants from all over the world, and each one of them brought their own traditions. It also has many religions – Judaism, Islam, Christianity and more, and as a result, religion is always on the agenda, especially when it comes to Jerusalem and other holy sites. On the other hand, dealing with religion is very individual and personal, a person who was raised as secular or atheist won't deal with religion, there's a place for everyone here – both religious and secular.