Latvian Flag II

1983
40″ x 90″
Traditional Latvian pick-up technique, dyed warp, cotton, wool, synthetics
Collection of the Latvian Cultural Centre, Toronto

Rescuing the Fragment

1991 / 1992
Installation on two opposing walls

Neither Here nor There
65” x 24” x 10”
Barbed wire, shadow

Triptych
(each panel 75” x 32” x 2”)

T: How to Make a Latvian Blouse
xerox on paper, pins
Text from the book Novadu Terpi (Latvian Costumes)

M: Object of Ethnicity
Latvian blouse, pins, text on mylar
Text from Exhibiting Cultures by Barbara Kirchenblat-Gimblett

B: From Folk Art to Fine Art
Xerox on mylar, pins, drawn threads
Text in Latvian, Russian & Latvian from Latvian Tapestry by Sandra Kalniete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text-ing

1991
10′ x 4′
woven, traditional Latvian pick-up technique,
Computer assisted dobby loom

Embellished by artists in the Neo-Mythic Residency, Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta


Belt from Lielvarde

1990
6′ x 8′ x 6″
woven, traditional Latvian pick-up technique
dyed, wool, cotton, barbed wire

Divided We Stand

1987
40″ x 60″
woven, traditional Latvian pick-up technique, knotted, dyed warp, cotton, wool

Triangle

1987
16″ x 30″
woven, traditional Latvian pick-up technique,
dyed warp, cotton, wool, dowel

* Private Collection, Montreal, Que.

Back to the wall

1985 – 86
10′ x 20′
woven, traditional Latvian pick-up technique,
knotted, dyed warp, cotton, wool, barbed wire, wood

* Collection of the Museum of Decorative Art, Riga, Latvia

Second Generation

1984
28″ x 50″
woven, traditional Latvian pick-up technique,
knotted, dyed warp, cotton, wool, synthetics

*Private Collection, Halifax, NS