Waste Sculpting, Emek Hefer industrial park recycling project – could not have been such a great success and long running tradition without the work of Gili Eshel and his team, leading the students of Ramot Yam and creating such a great activity for us, on a yearly basis. Regards, Orly Goldschmidt Business-Community Relations Manager Emek Hefer industrial park Emek Hefer Economic Development Company ltd.
The experience of acting for the environment is a formative experience for children and teenagers alike, whoever they may be. The experience of the raw material in the hands of creators and artists is a significant one, and particularly when the materials in question are in fact recyclable waste. However, there is no doubt that the lesson learned here is not only on recycling… Gili has a unique approach enabling him to touch, and activate every child and every volunteer, every teacher and every student and discover hidden talents and new worlds. He has the vast experience, the sensitivity, creativity and love - love of people, of art and of the environment, and the ability to transform within a couple of days every shadowed spot into a real place of treasure and charm, with a built-in functionality and a pleasant atmosphere loaded with memories and experiences. Beyond all these, there is the addition of the products, conveying a message of care for the environment, usability and practicality, amazingly beautiful, add vibrant colors and vividness and spread happiness all around, wherever they are. Thank you Gili, a true artist, who accompanied us with devotion in our “Ecological Spots” project, in collaboration with the First International Bank of Israel and Matan – investing in the community. Together we have built dozens of amazing spots for children and youth at-risk, all-over Israel. With love and acknowledgment, Einat Socher Director of Business and Community Collaborations Matan – investing in the community.
Gili Eshel – An artist and a professional whose creations we were privileged to enjoy in many educational institutions in Beer Sheba and Ashdod. Gili is one of those artists and service providers you can trust to do the work independently and perfectly, paying attention to details, with responsibility and care, and with pleasantness straight from the heart. Rachel Levi, Community Relations Charge Adama Company
Gili Eshel is an environmental artist who we, at the Ashkelon Agricultural Education Farm have been collaborating with for over a decade. We have developed with Gili three zones of story book gardens at the farm: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Eliezer and the Carrot by Levin Kipnis A Wedding at the Garden by Miri Cellelzon In addition, we have also built in the farm an open walled classroom and a grape pressing vat. All the projects are built together with the Farm’s students and with reference to environmental aspects and reuse of products. The activity takes place in a professional manner, with patience, tolerance and a personal and respectful attitude towards the students who are taking part in the project. Gili provides a response to every challenge or question with professionalism, patience and personal responsibility. We are thankful to this collaboration which has greatly contributed to the development of the Agricultural Education Farm and to date enables us in offering educational spaces we find immensely contributing to an education that makes a difference. I highly recommend to each school or community entity to take advantage of this artist’s vast know-how and professionalism and at the end of the day enjoy an environmentally rich, magical and high-quality compound. Mazal Amano, Director of the Agricultural and Environmental Education Farm - Ashkelon