Patchworks by Ilina

    Being a conscious individual trying to effect the mass population in increasing environmental respect and eco habits, I'm showing an example of recycling and reusing my personal waste. Not only the one I produce as a non high consumer, but also the waste collected in our family basement pulling so many emotions, too strong to be able to get rid of some ugly old objects. Painting old furniture and giving them a second life is common thing in my house - the  IKAR hut, hostel in Ohrid. 

        Patchworks is one of the latest art projects I am currently working on, while using all textile and paper waste I find around the house. It is consisted of series of small format collaged paintings, where almost every old but meaningful piece of trash has a chance to become framed art. 

I like the combination of texture and color of different patterns which can later serve as a base where painting intervention follows, or the real design of the textile dominates depending on the composition. Each one of them functions independently as a single piece of art. Still, the entire composition of 100 pieces 25x25cm, has interesting interactive concept, when changing the place and combining them in smaller groups. 
Here are some of them.