New York, New York
Seeka originated in 1997 from the love story of two Israeli artists colliding in New York. In their home studio, while raising a young family, Nachshon Peleg and Stavit Allweis launched Seeka. To the age old craft of Judaica, Nachshon brought advanced technological solution while Stavit infused traditional symbols with playful strokes of color and liberal use of found objects.
The artists start with a precision cut stainless steel frame. Within this frame, the design is hand painted with acrylics, metallic and other paints. A variety of materials from metals and glass to dyed seeds and found objects are assembled within. Semi-precious stones, and Swarovski crystals are embedded and a thick layer of acrylic resin is poured to encase and protect the finished piece. Finally, after several days of curing, the piece is polished, twisted, glued and assembled with other items to form the finished work of art.