Presenting Kristina’s works titled Forest…
In the January 2020 edition of the “What’s on you loom” series, we present the latest works of Norway-based artist Kristina Daukintytė Aas. Titled as Forest (2020), this series started off as an experiment with yarns, weave structures and colours and eventually became an ongoing project. In her works, Kristina appeals to our tactile sense through a deliberate and steady craftsmanship. She questions our perceptual understanding and the relationship we have with our surroundings. Below, Kristina tells us more about her latest project…
Right now on my loom, I am working with a series of works that I call Forest:
Size: 107×124 cm
Year of production: 2020
I live just a 3-minute walk away from a beautiful forest and I also grew up near another one in Lithuania. It is always fascinating to walk in between trees and observe the structures, colours, light and shadows.
In this series, I work with simple designs and only one or two wefts. The focus is on yarn, colours and structures. I suddenly discovered how the TC2 loom gives me another kind of freedom. Usually, I work a lot on industrial looms. I am a part-time product developer in a weaving mill in Western Norway.
I also use the width of the TC2 loom for this project. I have only 36cm wide warp (I have purchased enough modules to have double-width, but I just discovered that it could be fun to work in the smaller panels and then join them together). Also, I enjoy the unfinished look of textiles, as it gives more structure and really makes the difference from the industrial finish.
Kristina Daukintytė Aas (b. 1978 Klaipėda, Lithuania, lives in Bergen, Norway) works with digital jacquard weave, embroidery, installations, video and collage. She graduated from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2011. Since 2013, she has been working mostly with digital Jacquard weave: a technique that unites the old way of thinking on woven surface with the new digital technology. She works part time as a textile designer at Innvik AS, a weaving mill in Western Norway. Kristina’s clear understanding of textile techniques, both through her artistic career and work in the industry gives her a reflective attitude on today’s artisanal handcraft. At the same time she is developing her own visual idiom. Her works have similarity that they change expression from looking flat and complex to having dimension and visual depth, depending on the viewer’s standpoint.
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