(l) “Lifted” (2012) 62″ x 48″
(r) “I Wish I Could” (2011) 64″ x 34″
Liliana Crespi’s Statement
Threads have always intrigued me. What fascinated me most were the various techniques used to turn a skein of silk into a sweater or lace, or a bunch of leaves into a basket.
I began to weave tapestries when I moved to Mexico, and I have been enjoying it for more than 20 years. Tapestry weaving is the perfect merger of my passion for fibers and my pen drawings, enhanced by colorful yarns and pencil marks on the paper become alive.
Liliana Crespi’s Biography
I was born and raised in Italy where women were expected to learn how to sew, crochet, and knit in order to perform their domestic duties. Although this custom today is slowly fading away, my interest in these techniques has always been alive.
Due to family commitments I have lived in Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, and United States. I have traveled extensively in Asia. I took art classes and workshops whenever possible to satisfy the need to further expand my knowledge of art and cultures. The combination of my travels and the teachings of the people I encountered during my journey fueled my creativity.