When confronted with the choice to specialize in the arts, Daphna Russell chose sculpture for which she had a special bent. Her subjects are primarily animals, figures, and liturgical works and are mostly biomorphic and abstracted to their essence. She also wishes to pursue the teaching of art. She actively teaches sculpture and art appreciation in her community because she believes the making and the appreciation of art contribute immensely to the function of the human being. Art teaches stories and lessons; it increases our mental capacity; and it opens our awareness of the world around us. Daphna is collected across the US and Europe. She has art in public places as well as many private galleries.