The group of paintings was created by exploring the close, everyday nature, looking for links between the now-blooming plant and the ornament created and used for centuries.

Most of the paintings began during the walks. The basis of the painting – combinations of colors – I look first of all, observing the changing roadside or the color spots “protruding” in the distance. A next step is a form. And in this exhibition, a common motif in the painting is a plant, a grassland. It seems thoughtless, temporary, annual. Its temporality is ironic because the motif of the plant is rooted in tradition, folklore, songs, fabrics, window shutters, chests, and remains. While researching the tangle of meadow grasses, I feel that I resume the search and experiment with the themes “Baltic Signs”, “To Density” and “Arithmetics” – to understand and feel how ancient signs of Baltic and other cultures were created.

The year 2021 was dedicated to the memory of our archaeologist Marija Gimbutienė and her work. The amazing discovery is one of many signs that a community based on peace has prevailed in Europe for many years. Spiritual vitality and continuity were ensured by women, but the order was matristic – neither sex strived to overshadow the other. (Insight of Dr. Inga Merkytė) It was a community striving for abundance and beauty, leaving a lot of ornaments, which is basically a good wish for someone who will see that ornament.

The year 2022 began as a year of the war. I felt that painting helps and rescues more than ever because when I work hard, the depressing thoughts go away for a while.

In this exhibition, you will find paintings with obvious traces of ornament, but there are also “vegetative” in which I failed to capture the ornament, but it was fun to try.

Opening on April 8, 2022, at 5:30 pm, KAUNAS NATIONAL CULTURE CENTER, Jakšto str. 18.