Every 1 - 2022

NBO Members Exhibition

Saaraliisa Ylitalo

Flooding In

Hand knotted fish net with paper thread. Indigo dyed paper thread.

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H: 54" | W: 16" | D: 2"
Saaraliisa Ylitalo
Reston VA
My husband and life partner of 40 years died suddenly in October 2015. When I began to work again, I chose to look at the emptiness, the isolation and the silence left by grief. My work is still looking at the very human experience of grief, mine as well as people I have met on this journey. I try to translate these myriads of emotions into visual form. I have used paper as. my primary material since I lived in Japan in the 90 s. Here I am using paper thread to make fish net knots.
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