Karina Kazlauskaitė (Lithuania)

While creating the works Neck Adornment I, II, III, I sought to talk about the traumatised consciousness that tries to reassemble the fragments of its past (from items found in old country houses: an old shrivelled children’s ball and a work tool – a scythe blade). The aesthetic appearance of these finds and their symbolic meaning, which I don’t fully understand, ignites my imagination about people’s past lives and, at the same time, makes me think about the contrasting leisure and household work habits of today’s people. This melancholic piece of jewellery not only carries the charge of the past but also invites the viewer to imagine what a person’s everyday life could look like in the future…