Much of the work for Lassanai emanates from a recent 3-month stay in my homeland of Sri Lanka. Under the auspices of an Ontario Arts Council Grant I studied with two mentors who are masters in traditional fine art and craft that is not widely practised anymore. My intention was to study these old forms and revitalize them through a new context of contemporary re-interpretation.
Read Artoronto’s Interview with Frances on her Exhibition http://www.artoronto.ca/?p=30534
Read the ROM’s South Asian Curator’s Blog on their purchase of my works.