Hana Platzer was born in 1933 in Lipcani, Bessarbia. During the Second World War, as a child along her younger brother she escaped to Russia where she had found a shelter. After the war, she fulfilled her dream and migrated to Israel, where she got married and raised two daughters. Due the harsh economic condition of those times and the difficulty of rehabilitate life after the war, Hana could not invest her time creating art though she nurtured her artistic spirit by current visits to exhibitions, galleries and museums both in Israel and abroad.
It was only eleven years ago, when she retired, did Hana have the time to practice art, sculpturing in specific. She started under the guidance of the sculpture Yuri Mitski, where she experienced various styles and methods of sculpturing.
Experimenting with different materials and work methods, Hana has come to develop her own unique style.
Her work process is both emotional and physical .First; she creates a small model using clay. To her, that model takes the same role a draft paper is to a painter, she designs, changes and pays attention to the smallest detail. These models are a product of her deep emotions and intuitions.
Afterwards, she sculptures the full size version of that small model, also in clay.
And finally, according to each project, its theme and emotional baggage, she chooses from numerous materials of which she casts the final outcome. Materials such as: Bronze, Aluminum, Stone, and Plaster.
Amongst her creations one can notice many sides of Hana’s personality and unique life experiences. Hana faced situations that defined her personality and are now used a source of inspiration. Having to flee to Russia as a child knowing she might never see her family again, coming to Israel with a dream of creating a Jewish state and raising a family. From the memory of her childhood home and friends to life in Tel Aviv, where she currently resides and the variety of people who come from all over the world sharing the same dream as hers.
Her sculptures tell the story of her life, her love for her family, her strong connection to the Jewish heritage and of her vitality and passion for life. To this day, Hana presented her works in several exhibitions throughout Israel.
Everyone will find among Hana’s creations the one that will speak to one’s heart