Latvia without amber-colored glasses

  • 1998-08-06
  • Sandra L. Medearis
Aldis Tilens' curiosity about his Latvian roots quickly led to a desire to create a new image of the country of his ancestors, as Sandra L. Medearis reports.For artist-entrepreneur Aldis Tilens, the sun that cast a murky shadow on Latvia's progress for half a century has set in the east. It is a new day. Latvian images must do an about face said Tilens, who owns Pilot Projekts, a company that makes "amber free" souvenirs. "There are two opposing forces in Latvians' search for identity. One is from the East. The Soviet Union took care of that and ingrained that force here. I'm not interested...
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