From the end of the nineteenth century and into the beginning of the 2000s, the Hansen House served as an isolated hospital for lepers. The compound, enclosed behind walls, and its residents, equally present and hidden, spawned imagination, fear, and curiosity within passer bys. The historic wall that surrounds the garden becomes architectural grounds for the ongoing textile sculpture composed of netting commonly used to cover scaffolding. The layered work adorns the stone wall in a soft, crawling manner. Piece after piece the tissue appears along the wall as it grows to become one continuous threadwork, and much like a jewel, it seeks to capture a gaze and a memory.

Nathalie Kertesz Maor lives and works in Israel and Spain. Both artist and architect, her works concern poetic conditions of power and time, and are often sourced from materials that allow for manipulation and transformation. Her creative process consists of disassembling tactile and mundane material and its reconstruction as relic, one which is reactivated in the urban setting within which it is placed, through new aspects of scale and context. Her textile works expand the act of drawing as her sculptural works leak out of the studio and gallery space and into the public sphere.