Stiching Metal Objects

Posted on | January 30, 2014

Lithuanian artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene has put a unique twist on embroidery by using metal objects as her medium. Items such as spoons, shovels, buckets, plates, rusty tin cans and even cars are ornately cross-stitched with traditional and often humorous patterns, emphasizing the contrast between the density of metal and the tenuity of the embroidery.

 

   

Severija says about her work: “In my work, I take pleasure in things that are only insignificant details to most people. An ordinary human being and mundane fragments of his or her life acquire an exceptionally important meaning in my work.  Meanwhile, recognised icons of beauty are less important to me. A banal understanding of beauty and utilitarian things: these are the objects that interest me and inspire creation. Therefore, I use fragments of popular culture, the so-called kitsch, in my art. When they appear in a new context, like some kind of quotations, they help create works that reveal my personal experience and point of view.”