About the Artist
Shenhav's inspiration comes from the world’s wide-open vistas. The Ivory Coast, the African French Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, is the place she owes her name (Shenhav being the Hebrew equivalent for “ivory”) and where she was first deeply stirred by the beauty and diversity of life. Taught by her mother to crochet ornamental mats at a tender age, Shenhav quickly took pride in crocheting the tightest of stitches, lending her creations a captivating, almost machined precision. Her natural curiosity and inventiveness took things further, bringing her to passionately explore crochet techniques in adulthood, and ultimately transform, refresh and adapt an ancient craft to the design sensibilities of modern times. Having been raised and educated in countries all over the globe, Shenhav absolutely adores contrasts. Working with a mix of classic gold and refined modern threads enables her to exhibit her similarly deep appreciation for elegance and grace, with the finest stones and crystals added in for natural value and dramatic tone. Shenhav’s singular jewelry pieces are marketed throughout Europe, and are presently on display at the Orit Kutai gallery in the Old City of Jaffa, Israel, at the Myday-Byday gallery in Rome, Italy, and at the Ivan Bitton showroom in Los Angeles.