The Last Day, 1997
(German, born 1928)
Location: Washington State University - Vancouver, Vancouver
- ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Teaching languages and art forced artist Ilse Kilian-Tan to neglect her passion for weaving for a number of years. However, as soon as she took up the craft again Kilian-Tan came back stronger than ever before, creating larger and more colorful pieces. The Last Day is one of these works, conveying a sense of beauty and strength that can be found even in the darkest of times.
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Washington State University.
- ABOUT THE ARTIST
Spokane-based textile artist and painter Ilse Kilian Tan was born in Germany and studied at Eastern Washington University, where she taught foreign language for many years. She weaves elaborate abstracted wall hangings inspired by natural structures.
- Material Category
Textile / fiber / organic materials
Weaving with stitchery and wrappings
75 in x 70 in
- ID Number
- Acquisition Method
- Artist Location
Washington, United States
Washington State University
- Artwork Location
Washington State University - Vancouver
McClaskey Building (VMCB), Entry Lobby
- WA County
- Site Type
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
- Geo. Coordinates
45.730572 | -122.636919
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