I made a portrait of the accordionist Martynas Levickis from real accordions and its parts.
Accordion has about twenty thousands parts inside, so I decided to create the portrait from these parts. We took apart two old accordions into the most possible minuteness.
It was a nice way to give a new life to old instruments as an art project. I took about four hours.
Accordion installations for accordion week in Vilnius
Sometimes when Emilija Vinzanovaite and I get tired of art installations, we make this: tasty and giant food arts, which should be eaten! The first one is a four meters long perspective (you can see this only from one angle) artwork with Einstein’s face. We worked for five hours to make it happen. It was made from different deserts like canelles, chocolate, muffins, strawberries, grapes, macaroons… It was really hard not to eat everything while working.
The second one is the most famous Lithuanian artist and compositor M.K. Ciurlionis. We made his portrait from chocolate desserts like muffins, cakes, cookies, doughnuts, and some berries. It’s a little bit smaller than the first artwork and we made this in a few hours. We used the same technique – you can see the face only from one angle, but there’s no difference, you can eat it from all sides.
A prospective composition of fruits hanging in the air. Nowadays honeybees are faced with a bunch of factors threatening survival of these honey-producing insects. For example, various pests, pathogens, toxic chemicals (pesticides), loss of habitats and varroa mites (Varroa destructor). All these factors lead to fatal mass bee colony collapse (so called "colony collapse disorder"). Bees are responsible for pollination of one third of plants used for human food. The fruits used for the installation are just a small part of food diversity that humanity loses if bees disappear.
Advertising for Narvesen with McCann Vilnius agency
“Untranslatable Words” is a project illustrating words of several languages which are impossible to translate. The initiator of the project is European Commission representation in Lithuania.
Sobremesa is the Spanish word that refers to the time spent after lunch or dinner socializing with the people you shared the meal with. Meals are a very important part of the Spanish culture, and the Spanish people value the time spent relaxing and chatting after finishing eating. The Catalan equivalent is sobretaula.
Litost - Czech — Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, remarked that, “As for the meaning of this word, I have looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, though I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it.” The closest definition is a state of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery.
Pålegg (Norwegian): Anything and everything you can put on a slice of bread.
Verschlimmbessern (German): To accidentally make something worse in the process of attempting to mend or improve it. Multiple applications around computers, cake baking and relationships.
Gökotta (Swedish): To wake up early in the morning with the purpose of going outside to hear the first birds sing.
Gattara – The Italian untranslatable word describes a woman, often old and lonely, who devotes herself to stray cats. The Simpsons have this character too, known as the Crazy Cat Lady.
Házisárkány – The Hungarian untranslatable word would be literally translated as “home-dragon”. This derogatory term actually designates an impatient or ill-natured spouse.
Gift for Benjamin Clementine.
A project to raise awareness of recycling. The participants had stored their garbage for several weeks, and later had their portraits created from the waste. The initiator of the project is Žalias taškas.
For a bread factory opening I was asked to do the artwork from the real bread. After few months of brainstorming I decide to do something new for me – a giant toasted bread artwork. The idea was to recreate Vilnius (Lithuania) city fragment. It was the easiest part. And I didn’t know how difficult it would be (insert many days for a bread drying and counting every slice).
We made a huge toasted bread artwork. The dimension is near 3.5×2.5 meters and we used a 1064 slices of bread to make it. We worked in team for a 50 hours. And it’s happen – we did a Lithuania’s record – the biggest artwork from toasted bread.
And to finish this story… there was a few crashes when we transported the artwork, and I recreated that three times!
A visual for the fair organized by stationery company OfficeDay designed out of about a thousand
pencils – a prospective portrait of scientist A. Einstein. This portrait was chosen in order to iconize
creativity. An artwork was implemented within 11 hours.
This is a silent artistic protest. The picture was made of bread, and the chickens participated at the performance.
Strong control of public opinion and propaganda is the most powerful tool to rule the masses. Living in a free country, I am proud to express my opinion even it is not always right. Furthermore, I hope all of us will become more conscious one day.
This piece of art is about the triumph of a free mind. With dictators being replaced, takeovers and revolutions taking place everyday, the masses are growing and more conscious societies are being born. And everyone of us is on a way to the new conscious society.
JONAS BASANAVIČIUS [j ɒn a s b ʌs ʌn ʌv ɪt ʃuːs]
A prospective work for a campaign "Man ne dzin" (Lithuanian for "I do care") organized by LiJOT
(Lithuanian Youth Council), encourages citizens to vote in elections. The work is made of many
sheets of paper on which a variety of famous Lithuanian society figures wrote down their thoughts as to why they go to vote in the municipal election of mayors. The work depicts Jonas Basanavičius, who was one of the key players that laid the foundations of Lithuanian independence and democracy.