Tsila Goldstein - "The lacemaker" project
surrounds herself with beauty, sometimes in order to disguise her inner sorrow and other times just out of joy.
The woman is the “lacemaker” of life, navigating among her chores, finding “the golden path” between her
family needs, society demands and her own spiritual and personal needs. The works are performed in mixed
techniques using pieces of old cotton and lace garments as parts of abstract relief compositions, arising many
nostalgic associations of home, childhood, womanhood…. In some of the works I quote entries from “the
Dictionary of Toilet“ published in England by “Pears Soap” company in 1933. There I found many values on
which I was educated, demanding the woman to always look happy, interested, well kept and "well behaved",
covering her real “truth” in order to succeed in life. On the other hand I quote Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of one’s
Own”, encouraging the woman to attend to her privacy and her personal needs.