Previous AA2A Artist

Maret Sarapu

Year:
2012-13
Location:
Tallinn, Estonia
Email:
maret.sarapu@gmail.com
Project summary:

 

Personal matters are the most intimate ones. That is the reason for me to focus my creativity to issues, 

problems and phenomena representing my personal experiences and ideas. 

My inspiration often derives from the elements of local Northern European nature, native ornaments, 

motifs and objects in daily life which happen to have meaning because I choose to give it to them. My 

works constitute a diary of my personal past as the time goes by. It records important moments, 

happiness, lyrical and glad moods and even sadness. Instead of intentionally saying something with my 

work I prefer seeing my work to say something to me. I enjoy the unintentional and surprising outcome. I 

see as being in a dialogue with glass.

My favorite techniques are the kiln ones, especially thin-layered pâte de verre. And often I use the glass, 

as fragile and delicate it may be, as a protective shield for something really valuable. 

During this residency I wish to reinvent myself as an artist-maker after becoming a mother. The core idea 

is to express and relive the feelings connected to the experience, cherish it and in a way to put some of it 

behind me. I aim for a solo exhibition while developing a new working pattern that fits both me and my 

daughter. 

I also hope to put some new mixes of techniques into my artist's vocabulary. Having the freedom to play 

around is a luxury one truely understands only after leaving a school enviroment. I see this possibility as 

a great chance to develope new combinations in techique and a new approach in general.

 

 

Personal matters are the most intimate ones. That is the reason for me to focus my creativity to issues, 

problems and phenomena representing my personal experiences and ideas. 

My inspiration often derives from the elements of local Northern European nature, native ornaments, 

motifs and objects in daily life which happen to have meaning because I choose to give it to them. My 

works constitute a diary of my personal past as the time goes by. It records important moments, 

happiness, lyrical and glad moods and even sadness. Instead of intentionally saying something with my 

work I prefer seeing my work to say something to me. I enjoy the unintentional and surprising outcome. I 

see as being in a dialogue with glass.

My favorite techniques are the kiln ones, especially thin-layered pâte de verre. And often I use the glass, 

as fragile and delicate it may be, as a protective shield for something really valuable. 

During this residency I wish to reinvent myself as an artist-maker after becoming a mother. The core idea 

is to express and relive the feelings connected to the experience, cherish it and in a way to put some of it 

behind me. I aim for a solo exhibition while developing a new working pattern that fits both me and my 

daughter. 

I also hope to put some new mixes of techniques into my artist's vocabulary. Having the freedom to play 

around is a luxury one truely understands only after leaving a school enviroment. I see this possibility as 

a great chance to develope new combinations in techique and a new approach in general.

 

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