Layers of Light – Interior Textiles

Exhibition at the VIII Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania. September 16, 2016

Here I presented my earlier works from Layers of Light interior textiles collection at the abandoned VIII Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania. The art pieces, combined with lights, were displayed in one of the rooms of the abandoned building where an audiovisual art event took place.

This time Layers of Light collection was placed in a completely different surrounding from that of the original purpose. It was an experiment of bringing fragile and delicate pieces into a dark monumental space with an obscure history.

The artworks explore transparency, layers and reflections of patterns and light. Fabrics of different thickness, transparent and opaque plastics are combined with screen printing, embroidery and laser cutting techniques to create complex structures.

The collection, inspired by folk ornaments, placed in the old fort building gained new meanings and links with history and culture.

Find out more about the event here.

About the Collection

Interior textiles collection with the purpose of leading the way through public spaces by using colours, lights and patterns. The artworks explore transparency, layers and reflections of patterns and light. Fabrics of different thickness, transparent and opaque plastics are combined with screen printing, embroidery and laser cutting techniques to create complex structures.

The ideas of fragmenting patterns, playing with colours, light and reflections come from being fascinated with kaleidoscopes and the imagery they generate.

These textiles pieces feature patterns inspired by folk ornaments, taken from bright coloured traditional costumes and cut-out wooden house decorations around the world. Therefore, reflecting and layering these patterns bring various cultures and history closer together, combining tradition and contemporary ideas.