Embroidery is entering a new level of creativity as the work of artist Severija Incirauskaite Kriauneviciene shows. First it was David Catà and his project dubbed A Flor de Piel, which involved reproducing images of his loved ones on his hands with thread and needle. Now it involves cross-stitching images of flowers and cigarettes on old, discarded metal objects.
Hailing from Lithuania, Severija Incirauskaite Kriauneviciene questions "the traditional hierarchy of art, between what is usually called ‘high art’ and less valuable art" by using such mundane items in place of more common canvases, as written on her website. Dr. Jurgita Ludavičienė also notes, "Employing irony, Severija conceptually neutralizes the harmfulness of kitsch’s sweetness and sentimentality."
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