I've seen quite a lot of inspiring pieces coming out of Eastern Europe on the Net lately - a different way of thinking; a new approach to traditional arts which I find so exciting. This is the work of Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene, a Lithuanian textile artist, teacher and curator, who took part in the Strich & Faden - Heimat, Folk Art and Travesty art exhibition in Berlin, June 2009. The German expression "nach Strich und Faden" means to do something thoroughly, with great artistry and precision, but the term has also gained connotations of trickery or deceit in contemporary language. Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene's piece for the exhibition (detail above), Way of Roses, uses cross-stitch on car parts as a means of showing the beauty in the everyday and also to challenge the traditional artistic hierarchy of what can be considered 'high art'. You can find this and Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene's other work on her website here and there's a Flickr Set for the Strich & Faden exhibition here.