Artwork by Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas
Only the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars Will Remember
44" x 41" ©2004
The desire to work with colourful textiles is in my blood. I love the tactile aspects of the materials. My Lithuanian mother and grandmotherâ€™s creative fibre artworks inspired me to study art and I am carrying on their creative fibre art traditions, but in my own style. I create my work using representational or expressionistic artistic designs.In some of my fibre artwork I combine both representational and expressionistic images to express my artistic ideas and thoughts, and employ traditional as well as new and adventurous quilting techniques. My instinctual motivations come from responses to family and personally significant life experiences.I use a variety of materials to express my ideas and have found that working in both a representational and expressionistic manner gives my life balance.