Talia Goldsmith was born in Israel and studied art at the Kalisher school of Art. She came to South Africa in 1984 and grew up with this country. She has an inner fascination with found materials and their use, influenced by her roots (Yemen) and her life in South Africa. Talia infuses her work with unusual and unique combinations of new and recycled materials. The organic forms, texture, weaving, stitching, manipulating and human labour are influenced by her roots. She always says "Roots are the Essence.” Her work is a story that bridges between material, religion, culture and history. Her latest body of work Sysiphus incorporates a range of materials in an unlikely combination which come together in an absurd dystopian vision of the human condition. Her focus as an artist is to comment on the human condition through means and metaphors of interrogating the human form, language, spirituality and music. Talia's work forms part of collections in South Africa, Israel, Canada and New York. She has had solo exhibitions as well as group exhibitions.