SHELLEY GOLDMAN

"THE GREATEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN"

The Book Shelley displaying her work

Found Book, acrylic, paint, photocopied photographs, other maps, mod podge, thread

Shelley reading her work

ARTIST'S STATEMENT:
This book comes directly out of my own experiences of living and working in Israel/Palestine, studying the conflict and growing up with stories of the Torah. A common comment I receive after people look at my work is "I really like it but I don't know enough about the current violence". I would like to respond to this sentiment by imploring everyone to educate him or herself about what is happening in Israel/Palestine. Read the New York Times, or better yet, read Ha'aretz online (Israel's daily paper). Or get some books out of the library about the history of the region. A wonderful book to start with that is about the current climate is Drinking the Sea at Gaza by Amira Hass.