Agnė Stašinskaitė

On identification of content in your soul,
the utility of paper as a mirror
where the
anatomy of emotions
is reflected.

From the recondite country of Lithuania to Austria, Agnė has been living for a year in Schladming a rural mountain area not far from Salzburg. The seasons are well marked, each of them has its corresponding climate and natural phenomenas. Therefore, fall blows golden leaves all over the country; during the winter season, landscapes are covered in snow. Then after the colourful transition of spring, summer is coming bringing warm sunshine and time for creativity. Constant change, displacement, and being an immigrant have the result commented by her in this insight:

“Environment [and seasons] affected me, mentally and emotionally. I understood what my values are.”

On everyday superation for balancing the weight of emotions and values, Agnė has fought and neutralized her weakness/strength: Anxiety.

“Even though is a really bad feeling. In the end, I wouldn’t have been as creative without it. It’s kind of you have to embrace it, even if It’s bad. I’ve been dealing with mental issues and drawing was good to release those”.

For this, on the naming of international feelings as happiness and sadness, sounds as laugh or whimper, signs as a smile or glower at, screams: Liberté or Aleluya. That’s what language is for understanding, naming, and communicating reality, our reality. Agnė have thus found her way to transmit what she has inside and how she wants to be comprehended.

“It’s really difficult to name them (emotions) I really don’t know. I don’t think that those emotions can be named easily, like you know: anger or love —these words cannot describe them. I think there are more powerful tools to describe an emotion.”

At captivity or freedom, at the juxtaposition of simple lines and complex emotions as if they were both permanently ephemeral, at the reproduction of an ethereal collection of raw designs exposed below illustrated by Agnė Stašinskaitė.

Words by David Chavez