Monday, September 23, 2013

Eco-conscious Project. Bruna

Tania Gomes

Bruna Amaral

Photograph: Lina Bitkeviciute
Styling: Lina Bitkeviciute
Necklace: Lina Bitkeviciute
Make up: Lina Bitkeviciute
Models: Tania Gomes, Bruna Amaral

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Eco-conscious Project. Tania

Model Tania Gomes

Model Tania Gomes
Photograph: Lina Bitkeviciute
Styling: Lina Bitkeviciute
Necklace: Lina Bitkeviciute
Make up: Lina Bitkeviciute
Model: Tania Gomes

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wall With Soul



WALL WITH SOUL
Cork material contemporary perspectives, narratives and visions of Portugueseness (Portugalidade).





Cork is a symbol of Portuguese identity. The identity aspects are mainly related with the cultural meaning of Cork material for Portugal, particularly important in the Cultural and Socio-Economic context of Portugal.
Portugal is the leading world cork exporter and is pioneer in designing everyday implements using cork material. According to the APCOR, Cork oak has a high economic and social importance in Portugal: Cork Oak and forest originate 12 thousand direct job posts in the industry, 6500 job in forest exploitation and, indirectly, thousands of employment positions related to other Cork Oak forest products (livestock farming, restaurants, tourism, etc.), contributing to 2,3% of the total annual national export and 30% of the combined Portuguese forestry exportations.[1]
In addition to benefiting Portugal is transforming a natural raw material, extracted cyclically from the trees without harming them, promoting the economic and social sustainability of areas at risk of desertification, making available high value added products that maintain the unique and intrinsic characteristics of cork, in an integrated transformation process that practically does not produce waste.
The identity aspects are mainly related with the cultural meaning of Cork material for Portugal, particularly important in the Cultural and Socio-Economic context of Portugal. The huge tradition of this material in Portugal, related either with the availability in nature either with the quantity and quality of Cork Products from Portugal, are particularity connect with the production of cork for wine bottles. However, there is an enormous space for the development of new innovative products.
The Project field research started with the selection of the place in which the work should take place. The recognition of the Local Context, at different levels: Social and Human, Cultural and Environmental were the starting point of this research. These findings were relevant to understand how the future activities could be integrated in the different referred levels.
The selected place- abandoned space of Av. Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro and R. da Ranha street junction (Gondomar, Portugal), because it is near the metro, the church, clinic, a passing train and other higher traffic public places because I wanted that “Wall with soul” be well seen.
Project is about how cork for wine bottles can be a piece of art in unexpected way. So my intention was to collect as many wine bottles corks as possible. It took me long time, to collect the desired amount of corks, but I was able to that. In the final “Wall with soul” visualization I glued to the wall 3141 wine cork.
The outcomes of the “Wall with soul” project were attracting more attention than even expected. “Wall of souls” made of corks reach a lot of people and not only time when I was making actual work but also get a big respond from people who checked my personal blog: http://saltareli.blogspot.com. My corks wall worked for sustainability because learned that vine cork can be recycled creative in a promising potential.
The approach of the project was interacting between people and artist by means of it exchanging knowledge. At the beginning of the projects there was a wide range of objectives related to reflection of opinions response. At the end of the project it was concluded the social, human and cultural aspects have been taken more or less thoroughly taken into account for art. In that sense the project can be concluded as successful.

 
[1] (Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR)) [online]. Available from: http://www.apcor.pt/userfiles/File/Publicacoes/From%20the%20Cork%20Oak%20to%20Cork%20a%20sustainable%20system.pdf [Accessed 1 June 2012].
 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ecotique line

Kas sakė, kad madas diktuoja tik dizaineriai, papuošalai gaminami tik iš metalo, o drabužiai siuvami tik iš medžiagos? Laikai pasikeitė. Lakiai vaizduotei nėra ribų. Vadovaujantis trimis principais (perdirbk, pakartotinai panaudok, atgaivink), galima sukurti tai, kuo galima atkreipti dėmesį į aktualias globalines problemas.Šiuo metu tiek pasaulio, tiek Lietuvos rinkose sparčiai gausėja gamtą tausojančių prekių: pradedant pieštukais, baigiant kompiuterių korpusais. Gyventi atsisakant besaikio naujų daiktų pirkimo tapo ne tik būtina, bet ir itin madinga. Tai suteikia galimybę atskleisti savo kūrybiškumą. „Žaliųjų“ prekių pasirinkimas išties milžiniškas. Jis apima daugybę pasiūlos sričių. Šiuo metu mados industrijoje aktualiausi – rankų darbo papuošalai, gaminami iš nekenksmingų, natūralių ar perdirbamų medžiagų. Daugumai besirūpinančių sveika gyvensena svarbu ne tik tai, ką jie valgo, kokiu transportu važinėja, kaip rūšiuoja šiukšles, bet ir tai, kuo jie puošiasi.Įkvėpti aplinkosaugos idėjų, pastarųjų įgyvendinimo perspektyvos, „žaliosios“ puošmenos yra gaminamos iš perdirbtų medžiagų, atitinka estetikos ir ne masinės gamybos kriterijus. Tokie papuošalai ne tik atrodo originaliai, motyvuoja saugoti gamtą, bet ir skatina kūrybiškumą, ugdo kiekvieno žmogaus savimonę. Tokiais „šedevrais“ tampa perdirbti ir antram gyvenimui prikelti nebereikalingi buities, namų apyvokos daiktai, kurie skatina stabtelėti ir pamąstyti apie globalines problemas, kurias įtakoja pernelyg didelis visuomeninis vartotojiškumas. Aksesuarų, sukurtų iš jau nebenaudojamų daiktų, šiukšlių, skardinių, plastikinių įpakavimų, greičiausiai neišvysime gatvėse, ant šaligatvių, kiemuose, nebent ant drąsiausių ir išskirtinumo siekiančių mados mylėtojų. Vis dėlto, tokie unikalūs kūriniai tikrai gali rasti vietą teatruose, mados pasirodymuose, fotosesijose, o ir avangardą mėgstantiems dizaineriams kurti iš nebereikalingų daiktų – tikras rojus, laisvė idėjoms!

„Žmoguje viskas turi būti gražu: ir veidas, ir drabužiai, ir siela, ir mintys.“ Čechovas

Photograph/ Styling/ Make up/ Jewelry made by Lina Bitkeviciute
 Author: Lina Bitkeviciute
 Saltareli Accessories
Ekotique
 Model Natalija Bulygina 
 Model Aleksandra Bulygina 
 From the recycled materials: Plastic 
 Model Aleksandra Bulygina
 Model Aleksandra Bulygina 
 From the recycled materials: fabric 
 Model Aleksandra Bulygina 
 Model Airina Kuprevičiūtė 
 From the recycled materials: Paper/Old buttons 
 Model Airina Kuprevičiūtė 
 From the recycled materials: Cork/Old buttons
 Model Aleksandra Bulygina 
 Model Airina Kuprevičiūtė 
 From the recycled materials: Paper
 Model Aleksandra Bulygina

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saltareli Earrings

More of my works you can find here: Saltareli Accessories

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Lina Bitkeviciute

Hi, welcome to Saltareli accesories page!

My name is Lina Bitkeviciute and I am a creator . Everything named "Saltareli" is hand made by me.

A little background: I've lived and I graduated in Art (Design) in Siauliai (Lithuania) and I recently completed a Master's Degree in Image Design in the university of Porto (Portugal). I love to travel, dance and meet new people...

My commitment to "reuse" consumer waste started from a sense of social responsibility. The issue of sustainability and care for the environment is extremely essential for me.

Firstly, this topic is environmentally significant worldwide at the present. Secondly, my professional conscience encouraged me to focus on this subject. It feels contradictory that plastic bottles are meant to be friendlier to the nature yet can actually harm it if it is not recycled. I feel a personal responsibility for the state of nature and I would like to be involved in preserving our environment.

"Saltareli" by Lina Bitkeviciute

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