Embroidered metal by Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene
Lithuanian artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene likes to embroider metallic objects, a surface on which embroidery is normally not found. She has an enormous body of work involving stitched objects including plates, car doors, irons, lamps and much more. I seen a lot of different objects being embroidered, x-rays, books, food, but never metal. Amazing!
Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene 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 works; 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 to create works that reveal my personal experience and point of view.”
All images © Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene