Galit

"This is a curtain that was owned by my grandmother in Poland after the second world war. I think I even have a photo of her with this curtain. I’m quite sentimental because I really love objects with stories. I love my grandmother, so for me, it’s a reminder of her. It’s not in very good condition anymore, there are a few holes in it, but I still like it! 

My grandmother brought it with her from Poland when she came to Israel. I don’t know how I ended up with it, but I ended up with a few of her things because I really love them. I also really love family photos. I love objects with stories and with meaning, especially when they belong to the people that I care about. My Grandmother survived the Holocaust and she lost most of her family there. Then she met my Grandfather and remarried after the second world war ended, but they still lived in Poland for a few years before they moved to Israel. 

For me, sentimentality is about memories. If it’s an object it’s basically a visual memory of something kind of deeper. A feeling of belonging. Sentiment gives value to something. There can be sentimental emotions, but when it comes to objects it’s more about the link between the object and the story behind it." - Galit, Te Whanganui-a-tara/Wellington (Interview: Chloe Mason) Find Galit: galitmaxwell.com