Liepa Marija Gradauskaitė

Sculptural object Pod

Vilnius Academy of Arts 
Associate professor: Prof. dr. Vytautas Kibildis

Pod is a woven sculptural object inspired by a childhood drawing by the designer with the possibility to store any desired items inside. The object was created based on the principles of children’s creativity in order to emphasize the importance of inner freedom. The making of Pod requires only manual labour, making the object one-of-a-kind – imperfect and unique in its own way, blurring the boundaries between design and sculpture art with its appearance and functionality. The non-traditional use of weaving reminds us how important it is to honour our culture and traditional Lithuanian crafts.