Artist statement

I am an artist and printmaker. My process starts from collages and develops in different directions of print or sculptures. My creative process is akin to prayer. I gather images of people from magazines and newspapers, stringing them together like beads on a rosary. Each person becomes the subject of my meditation.

My artwork captures a sense of constant change and movement. Nothing remains static, the thread that binds them together brakes, sending the beads in different directions. The people are leaving. I cannot control this process or stop it from happening. I can only thank the people for coming and watching them ungather in different directions.

In my work I explore the chaos inward as well as outward, as they are unavoidably bound. With my process I am trying to make peace with the inward by making sense of the outward.

Emilija Pliaukštaitė