In the summer of 2016, I spent ten days alone in a ravine by Lake Michigan creating nine six-foot long creatures of sand. The works from this project offer a female-centric interpretation. Instead of the known narratives of a woman made by God as man’s twin or from man’s rib as his subordinate, they tell of a woman who attempts to forge a man. Stepping and crouching, digging and moving dirt with bare hands and feet - her wordless actions are primal but exude intimacy and caring towards her motionless create.
BROWN GOLEM - 3:14 minutes
“Lilach Schrag cunningly uses looping video to depict the creation - or is it destruction? - of her “Brown Golem,” a humanoid begat from the earth as in Jewish myth.”
- Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post,5/11/2017 -