Monday, June 8, 2009

Where the Wild Angels Live

European Street Team (Etsy) challenge that I am hosting will come to an end this evening. And my theme for all the members was Wild versus Elegant. This theme evolved naturally from my inside world.
I love wild, raw, natural, and chaotic... Prefer a wild mustang over a domesticated horse. Wildness symbolizes freedom for me. It's the energy that makes everything flow in the world.
I love elegancy, grace, I am always looking for it in any objects, materials. My understanding of elegancy is of course subjective and might seem weird sometimes. Usually wild and elegant are not considered to be a one. Usually man made objects that claim to be wild are lacking grace in their form; and the ones that claim to be elegant are too much polished and perfect, lacking a sense of freedom and natural life.
For me wild and elegant go together, one in another, entangled in each other... There is so much grace and elegancy in the wild world. It's just a question of how you look at it. 


My entry for the challenge is a bracelet felted from raw Drenthe Heath wool (no, it's not fur, it's felted fleece!), merino wool, silk and Baltic amber. Drenthe Heath has the strongest expression of wildness here, while the rest - merino wool, silk and amber combine wild and elegant nature in themselves.



It might look soft as a feather, but actually it is pretty rough (Drenthe Heath), and I love this combination between soft, gentle and rough, raw, wild... I called it
W h e r e t h e W i l d A n g e l s L i v e


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Kur gyvena laukiniai angelai. Apyrankė iš šilko, merinosų vilnos, Drenthe Heath vilnos ir baltiško gintaro.

Myliu tai, kas turi laukinę sielą, neapdirbtą prigimtį, tai, kas natūralu ir kiek chaotiška… Visuomet renkuosi laukinį laisvą mustangą, o ne ramų prijaukintą kuiną. Laukinė siela yra laisvė. Tai energija, kuri viską pasaulyje priverčia tekėti.
Myliu eleganciją, grakštumą. To ieškau visuose objektuose ar medžiagose aplink. Elegancija gan subjektyvi. Ir elegancija paprastai nėra tapatinama su laukiniškumu.  Žmonių pagaminti daiktai, siejami su laukiniškumu, paprastai stokoja grakštumo; o tie, kurie siejami su elegancija, dažnai būna per daug nušlifuoti, per daug tobuli, stokojantys net minčių apie laisvę ir natūralumą.
Laukinė siela ir elegancija man – viena su kita susipynusios išraiškos… Viskas priklauso nuo požiūrio ar…įžvalgos.

11 comments:

ingermaaike said...

Superb!

Rita from alatvian.etsy.com said...

Wild and elegant indeed!

self taught artist said...

good god, this is beautiful...vilte you are amazing. is this going up for etsy listing?

Vilte said...

thank you! Paula, yep, perhaps :) pitty I don't wear accessories, just a ring and earrings, would keep it for myself :) but now maybe someone who wears accessories and likes wild, will love it, who knows

ayca said...

wow where the wild angels live is really amazing,nice creation:)

Jane_Bo said...

Wow, great bracelet! It's the reflection of the theme Wild versus Elegant!

Star of the East said...

It's gorgeous and the pictures are wonderful too!

Kim Hambric said...

This is truly stunning! You're correct in your interpretation of what most people think of as elegant -- perfect, smooth, proper. But what could be more elegant than wind blowing though a tall tree or a glorious jewel-toned snake.

I like my elegant to be wild, too.

X by Leina Neima said...

Absolutely gorgeous...

Joei Rhode Island said...

Lovely....really lovely....and wildly elegant, too.

jealousydesign said...

gorgeous!

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