woke up ...
...with worries in my head
...with butterflies in my tummy
...full of energy
...full of doubt
freeblown glass, painted illustrations on transparent paper
pocket´s (pillow´s) sizes vary from 150 x 100 mm to bigger
the series consists of 7-8 unique pieces
¨woke up ...¨ is a collaborative project between glass artist Maarja Mäemets and painter/illustrator Liisa Kruusmägi. A series of
pillow-looking glass pockets made
by Mäemets are a safe space for different feelings, moods and thoughts to be captured. Offering the phrase ¨woke up ...¨, the thought is finished by Kruusmägi, who fills the space (the pockets) with her own responses, using painting as her main tool of
The collaboration between two artists started as an experiment. The idea was to turn around the classical way of framing an artwork such as a painting. Artist Mäemets wanted to use glass ¨frames¨ as the starting point not as a finishing touch to cover and secure a painting. This kind of approach led to a series of glass picture pockets that stand as unique art pieces as well as having the diversity of adding different (visual) art elements inside.