Gilding the Goose
The design and colour scheme of this work is inspired by goose feathers, a reference to one of the motifs in the Lithuanian tale of Eglė the Serpent Queen.
Shedding one's skin
This work draws on the correlations between waste plastics, such as that sourced from biscuit packaging and meat trays, and snake skin. The 'weaving' pattern is loosely based on the markings that can be found in the European Adder, one of Lithuania's few indigenous snakes. The work alludes to the reinvention of self that happens with migrant diaspora's, where one needs to shed one's own identity, but it still forms a key part of one's new identity.
Forays into Frottage
In these posts you will find artist statements along with behind the scenes snaps of frottage works in progress.