Maria Shanina

A painting on silk, when not the painting but only the impression of it left imprinted into silk threads. Creative deconstruction that releases energy that’s been embedded into the silk canvas.

Ottawa Design Club

Smoky Reflections , Dyes on silk, 10x15”

Ottawa Design Club

Dance with me, Autumn, Dyes on silk, 60x60”

Captivated by the ancient oriental art of traditional silk painting, I create illusions–reflections of fleeting memories of the past of my Eurasian ancestors. I repurpose but respect. I give new meanings but carry traditions. I bring them back, and I let them flourish in the present.

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