Artist of the Day KTEIS

When I want to feel inspired, or amazed, or go to a Fantasy Land, I go to:  gothic style silk scarves, clothing and photography

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“Kteis is a Greek word literary meaning shell or vagina (as opposed to Phallos) and it is commonly used meaning Great Mother or Goddess.
It summarizes everything I crawl to, spirituality, creativity, art, femininity, beauty and mystery.

I hope you will also find those in my works.

I am a visual artist from Croatia, small country at the heart of Europe, with great history, culture and heritage which I find very inspiring.”


About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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One Response to Artist of the Day KTEIS

  1. Kteis says:

    Thanks so much 🙂

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