Floral Elements Embroidered Directly on Antique Soldiers’ Helmets
Lithuanian artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė uses cross-stitch embroidery to soften metal objects that seem materially opposed to the craft, having previously worked with car doors, spoons, pots, pans, and shovels. In her latest exhibition “Kill for Peace,” Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė used helmets from armies of various countries, stitching roses, violets, and thorns onto their surfaces. These helmets were presented at the contemporary art fair Art Vilnius 2016 where she was awarded for best installation at the fair. You can see more embroidered works on her website.
Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė is one of the most original Lithuanian artists of the younger generation and one of the most acclaimed authors working in the field of textile. She is regularly invited to take part in prominent international exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad, successfully runs the Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) textile gallery Artifex, and teaches at the VAA Department of Textile.