I grew up in a post-World War II immigrant home in Toronto, Canada. My parents planned to return to Lithuania imminently and did not teach me English as I was growing up. The first day at school was truly memorable—yelling and screaming in fright. I grew up in a world that was not Lithuania, nor was it Canada, nor North America. Displaced in the true sense of the word.
The underlying image is a self-portrait. I took a handful of stones from Ellesmere Island in the High Canadian Arctic, and left them on another isolated island, Victoria Island, and photographed this ensemble. This was a truly pointless and meaningless displacement from one isolated geographic location to another.
This piece was selected by the noted Lithuanian poet Sandra Avizienyte to illustrate her newly published book of poetry psychopatija. The book presentation was recorded and broadcast on Lithuanian National Television. That broadcast can be seen by clicking HERE.
Non-Isolation / Displacement
These scarves should only be dry cleaned.
These are large-scale, 100% pure silk scarves, 140 x 140 cm (55 x 55 in). Given their size, they are more properly called wraps (skraistės in Lithuanian). Most designer scarves, at their largest, are only 90 x 90 cm (35 x 35 in). These are two and a half times that size.
The mulberry silk used is of the highest quality with twill weaving. The printing techniques are state of the art. All materials used in the production process are environmentally friendly, non-toxic with OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certification. STANDARD 100 is the strictest environmental certification in the world. The company that does my printing has 13 years of experience and works only with silk, no other fabrics. This company’s Amazon rating is 4.7 out of 5. These scarves are heavy, durable and warm.