Three-dimensional rendition of quadrangle geometrical pattern common in Lithuanian textile
Final MA Artwork
Concept and project by the student of Master studies at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania; Faculty of architecture and Design, 2010. Project is a part of Final MA Artwork "Katpedeles and Segments".
Ornaments have a tendency to spread around and change depending on certain circumstances. The project was a continuation of study of a traditional Lithuanian textile patterns, and was driven by a number of questions such as: what is the force, code, encryption or mystery behind the particular fabric design? Could folk art be a source of inspiration for a modern aesthetics?
The project was based on a quadrangle pattern motif called "Katpede", widesly used in Lithuanian textile. The artist's goal was to present a traditional Baltic-native design as a three-dimensional structure, enhancing it's main shapes. Part of the task was to explore a connection between the shape and human environment in a context of architectural interior, thinking of possible eventual interpretation of the structure into sculptural or architectural form.
The project illustrates the way a flat graphic element turning into a new pattern, new dimensional structure and a brand new art object, as is brought into three-dimensional space. Dimensional illusion is created by a single die cut cardboard element printed in two colors.
Ornament is a bridge between past, present and future!
Focus on M & T: Special Materials & Technology in Graphic Design
190 x 260 mm, 256 pages, English
Dopress Books, China
- Photographer: Rimantas Akutaitis