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About the Artist

Marilyn Jackler, born in Berkeley, California, received a Masters Degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

She came to Israel in 1975 where she met her husband who plays French horn in the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. 

Marilyn has always been involved in art: theatre, sculpture, applique, pottery, stained glass, silk painting, and mosaic work. In 1990 she gave her first exhibition of textile works in Netanya, Israel.


The Art of Silk Painting

Lech Lecha Tallit

Lech Lecha Tallit

Silk acts as a unique backdrop for color, imitating natural forms, and bringing pleasure to the eye due to the earthlike, rhythmic, soothing quality the silk brings to the painting. The silk is stretched on a frame; the gold outlines are drawn with resists which stop the paint flow, and the painting is done with brushes and sponges. When the work is finished it is removed from the screen and steamed to fix the paints.

In silk painting, one works gradually from one side of the frame to the other, always painting a bit more, and at the same time re-covering the border of what was painted just before. 

The original quality of the silk work on Israelcraft is due to this necessary layering of color, along with the use of many shades of color, and many different colors, applied one color after the other with the addition of water. It developed as a result of working with primary colored silk paints.