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Inspired by one of Liya's favorite childhood toys "The Tomy Waterful", from 1976


Waterful is an idea that was born a couple of years ago,

taking two years of prototypes, trials, failures and plans in order to complete

both visually and mechanically.

Waterful is inspired by one of Liya's favorite childhood toys,

"The Tomy Waterful" made in 1976. 


Liya chose to use the Waterful series as an avenue

for storytelling and each piece

expresses her playfulness and (slight) obsession with toys.

She experiments with a diverse array of materials to create each piece.

 The objects in each Waterful are 3D printed, hand-painted and undergo a special coating process that ensures that they will not disintegrate in water.


Each object that is placed in the water container is printed and tested tirelessly so that it has the precise weight for it to float properly in the installation. 


Each Waterful takes different amount of time to complete depending on the amount of pieces that must come together to tell a full story.


Everything is produced, polished, and assembled by Liya herself in Tel Aviv, Israel.