How do you give meaning to the local forces of nature? An artistic approach to the ever-changing forces of the wind is reflected in the works of visual artist Eglė Pilkauskaitė. Her burned mirror installation can be seen in Nineteen18 restaurant, the hallways of Pociejai mansion and in the 14Horses restaurant.
With the help of the forces of nature – wind and fire – Eglė Pilkauskaitė creates patterns on the shiny mirror surface. Mixed media artist’s relationship with nature resembles the one of a sailor in his fight to harness the wind. It is an effort to understand. It is also an effort to adapt.
In the restoration of the Pociejai manor, the architects made an effort to uncover and preserve all layers of history. Senatorių Pasažas is like a time capsule, where you can find XV century cobble floors, as well as elements of the Soviet period restoration.
Yet the interior of Nineteen18 restaurant adds one extra layer – the modern art installation that allows guests to think about the future: the relationship of humans, nature, materials and elements.
The wind and fire art, moderated by artist Eglė Pilkauskaitė, does not interfere with the historic walls. The mirror connects spaces that traditionally were kept apart – kitchen and dining hall. Guests of Nineteen18 restaurant become a part of gastronomic creativity.
Another monumental sculpture by Eglė Pilkauskaitė, Anamnesis, decorated the courtyard of the Pasažas while the sculpture Soil Surface can be seen in the grand hallway to Nineteen18 restaurant.
Eglė Pilkauskaitė is a mixed media artist exploring cenceptual themes, such as ruins, displacement, natures relationship with humans and new materialism.
More about Eglė’s art – http://www.pilkauskaite.com