Ricky has worked from her home studio for many years, parallel to her work at the Educational Center of the Schneider Children Hospital, where she has an additional studio, involving the hospitalized children. Ricky has won the Minister of Education's Educational Prize twice.
Ricky graduated from The Art Teachers Academy in 19xx/20xx as well as having attended many other courses in drawing, sketching, shop window design, exhibition area design, stained glass and more, all at the Avni Institute and Ort Academy.
She has drawn and sculptured with several famous and well-known artists, such as Moshe Rosentalis, Esther Perez-Arad, Avinoam Kosovski, Yaakov Mishori and Miriam Huri Gutholz.
Ricky excels in combining complex and different materials, textures and colors; and she is notable for the constant and unstoppable ability to refresh and renew her subject matter. Dynamic "brush lines", in the different periods and techniques are visible to the professional and experienced eye. This is probably Ricky's greatest quality. Few artists have that ability to constantly and continuously refresh and change, as if they were a stage artist or a chameleon, yet retain their almost incomprehensible vitality.
The end result is "…transforming the viewer from a mere beholder into a researching-observer who embarks on a quest into the depth of the soul through art." (Miri Krymolowski, curator and art critic).
Most of Ricky’s paintings are on thin wooden plates, mounted on to a wooden (back) frame, making a frame redundant.
In the majority of the works (HGV) very High Gloss Varnish is used. This varnish is not apparent in photographs since it is reflective. However, when viewed by the naked eye the varnish adds an additional exquisite dimension of depth and focus, delightfully emphasizing selected elements, drawing the viewer into the very scene itself.
Ricky's sculptures have different characteristics.
In the thin ballet dancer series, with its intriguing, embracing movement, the bronze is transformed from a cold and sometimes unfriendly material to a friendly, supple medium. Ricky employs a slightly coarse finish, seemingly at odds with the so gentle and thin body, but in so doing, she injects an elegance and warmth that reach out and caress the observer. The gentility and vitality of the dancers lie in the movement, material and finish, but most of all in the humanity and soul Ricky imbues in them.
The Sumo wrestlers, in spite of their great mass, come with a little blink. As if they are smiling, not treating themselves too seriously. The finishes distinguish the sculptures look. The outcome is a very different character. The bronze patina leads to the expected reaction while the coloured ones surprise.
The animals – a magnificent cock, a dog leaning forward, frogs and turtles – all have a twist. Ricky’s sculptures freeze moments in time, capturing the very character of her subjects, investing them with warmth and personality. The benevolent art of the sculptor brings these creatures to life with a gentle humor that will bring a smile to the face of the hardest observer. A smile as opposed to roaring laughter. Comfortable warmth as opposed to searing heat.
All non- bronze sculptures can be placed oudoors. A multi layer paint, including high gloss lace, just like in prestigious cars, is the paint used.
The colours are Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and BMW.