JURGACreations

I create artworks about Baltic myths and legends.

Vilnius, Lithuania On Etsy since 2019

JURGACreations

I create artworks about Baltic myths and legends.

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Jurga

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Baltic myths and legends in my graphic art

I am a graphic artist and illustrator. I‘ve been working as a security designer for ten years in one of the largest printing houses in the Baltic states, creating design for passports, ID cards and all kinds of different documents for the other countries. Also, at the same time I‘ve been working as an illustrator on my free time. While creating my latest series of acrylic paintings it occurred to me, that everything I do on my free time is one way or another connected to the Baltic mythology, ethnic heritage, legends. Then I thought that maybe this is my way. So, I decided that I would create my version of Baltic myths and legends in my art. Baltic culture is not widely known, mostly because Baltic states were occupied for so long after the wars. Also, the fact that Lithuania was the last non Cristian country in Europe did‘n help. Every crusade was trying to wipe the old gods and legends of peoples minds, every neighbor after the crusades were over was trying to bend the rulers of Lithuania to accepts their version of Christianity. But the old Baltic gods were never gone. Up until XV century the old religion was still the main religion here. Afterwards, when Christianity were slowly taking over, the old traditions were incorporated in these new Cristian customs. That‘s how we still have Christmas Eve dinner (which is so much more important than Christmas dinner) from 12 different dishes with no meat that symbolizes 12 months of the year. Also, after that dinner we are leaving some special food overnight on the table for the souls of our dead loved ones that will come to visit us that night. Those traditions, that come from the old religion are very much alive and cultivated in Lithuania. Also, the ancient gods and goddesses are still peaking from every old saying or believe that we still have in our every day life. So I want to share with you some of my cultural heritage that I am very proud of.

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  • Jurga

    Owner, Designer

    I am a graphic artist and illustrator. I‘ve been working as a security designer for ten years in one of the largest printing houses in the Baltic states. Also, at the same time I‘ve been working as an graphic artist and illustrator on my free time.

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  • Spirit House

    Vilnius, Lithuania

    This printing house is printing my art prints. I am very satisfied with their quality and time frames.

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