Thought behind the thought:
Memory is a very convenient thing. Lack of it in childhood and old age actually helps the growing and aging process. Who wants to remember days with embarrassing outcomes and dependence? Both ends of the spectrum are happy the way they are because it makes life that much simpler for them. Yet in the age of youth when we have all our faculties intact we forget important things and hold on to unimportant ones. Our faculties are given to us based on how we need them and in the larger scheme of things we just forget that a good and able mind is our biggest asset. There is a continuous lace that we spin with bits of our memories. The way we remember things in our life and weave them into intricate unique patterns is simply astounding. Hold on to what you can remember today because you are certainly going to forget it someday. Today might be a gaping hole in the pattern that will emerge with time.
About the Art:
Lace is an extremely intricate and detailed piece of craft. Normally relegated to old retired ladies this craft is rarely used in mainstream modern art. Yet artist NeSpoon PL from Warsaw, Poland has used this medium in her artwork. She says, “Why laces? Because in laces there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively?” Well, this is exactly how we weave memories too. Trying to keep order, harmony and finding our own aesthetic code.
The Lacemakers from Fundão" is a symbolic representation of the vanishing relations between women that once integrated and bound them into a close knit circle. A symbol of a supportive female social group, something that we do not get to see much these days.