Haimi Fenichel is a 2002 graduate of the Department of Ceramics and Glass Design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.
Fenichel produces finely detailed objects in diverse materials, applying elaborate techniques and technologies. His complex, refined sculptures are informed by the forms, styles, and materials of early modernist architecture in Israel. He employs construction materials prevalent in Israeli interiors and urban settings, such as sand, concrete and terrazzo. In doing so, he celebrates the paucity of the local building materials, which have come to represent a lost ethos of moderation and simplicity. Images of national construction are employed by Fenichel to render metaphoric images of masculinity and strength, which, paradoxically, are expressed in delicate, poetic lines.