3/05/2017

Artist statement unedited

What is this "invisible protection" or beautiful things created to protect, so insightfully mentioned by Dr. Ethnologist Vytautas Tumênas? 
My clients expressed to me their sartorial satisfaction and being "held " in the clothes individually made by me. Sure, when one is held or hugged it is usually the safest feeling. Then on the other end, the way I execute those clothes one may call a mantra or a ritual: clean space, sun or day light, wood stove for heat. I work in silence and away from private thoughts or things. I collect myself and visualize my particular sartorial customer when cutting and sewing the fabric. As for tree tapestries, i mostly work on my knees as the wool felt being folded and stitched into a relief. Love making patterns that shape surfaces and forms.

This "being held" protection we miss in an aggressive environment, it chases us, especially the capitalist one. As it currently sharpens up, I want to offer to plumb into wide and wild world resistance ideas from folk wisdom to ethnology. That is where i find some progressive news:
Mine and your ancestors dressed and decorated a bride (or home, or cattle)for the safe, good and successful life. So I seek to do the same, give an inherited spirit to my work. Besides that my fashion design has no longer military details or power associations , since real protection is love and we all know it from our parents very well. Therefore to create with love and protection need to collect one's attention, consideration, regard, kindness, assiduity into ones hands (or into a gathering).

Parental protection created daily is an invisible protection, father and mother are sharing responsibilities of raising the young. Protection we manifest within the idea of a present / gift (at least in Baltic tradition.)  Also we cultivate protection with mundane caress and dust wiping routine. Do mind these days of ecological crisis that lands on our surfaces. Oh, do see a gest of sacredness in this daily job!  All sanctifies were deprived from our indigenous homes by Catholic church along with native knowledge and sensibilities. Nature is desacralized and raped world wide.

I am grateful to these turbulent times and express my biggest concern to support No DAPL
I lived and supported art and fashion gallery in Hudson, NY for a decade. There we , The Democrats, won a case over St. Laurence cement corp. Mostly because a National Landmark of American Art school and estate museum of Fr Church. Well, Standing Rock became of National importance as well, therefore there is another possibility where Culture may win over another business man plan!

Protect and secure:
1. Our original and identity if your ancestors were able to create a peaceful myth;
2. Our insideful mind (intellect, ideas, notions that respects nature). 
3. Our global amity.

Please choose a Native inspired pedant or sachets with wormwood or fir and donate this way to protestors at Standing Rock.
...so we did collect some fund and sent via Paypal to #noDAL
THANK YOU ALL WHO CAME TO SHARE THE MOMENT OF INDIGENOUS PRIDE.
#CreatingBeautyThatProtects