Raised in an environment where the fine craft and art of woodworking, photography and textiles were a way of life, Windsor-based Lisa Sylvestre’s studio, Asil, reflects these influences. Asil is a play on her name and nods to the idea that there is always another way of looking at things and that there is beauty everywhere.

The intersection of craft as the production of utilitarian goods and craft as the production of beauty inspires me. My work always involves the vast medium of textiles and I will never tire of the endless possibilities and promise that begin with a single strand of thread.