Avital Sheffer, "My work is informed by an investigation of my Middle Eastern and Jewish heritage and an ongoing engagement with the landscape, architecture, languages and wisdom of that part of the world, and that way of being in the world. The world of antiquity, in its diversities and dichotomies, is a passion and an infinite source of inspiration." "Omphalus II" 2008
"Untitled" By glass designer Nikki Williams are hand-carved blown forms. The artist, recently influenced by work from Frank Gehry, puts her pieces through various stages of grinding and hand polishing to finally achieve the desired effect.