It is great when insights have a framework. But the frame which Gintare Simutyte gives to her new pictorial insights leads a life of its own. Contrary to the common art of framing, her side bars reach onto the paper – the frame leads, quasi subito, into the image space, supporting the windowlike character, which is also important to the motivic leading.

Worthy of further discussion in Gintare‘s collage work are also aspects of durability and conservation. Particularly in the case of untested collage materials, ballpoint and felt tip pens, it is important to take care that the work does not develop in unexpected ways. It isn‘t always due to artistic intention when after the sale of a work, spots of acid burn holes into the paper, or when sheets are not to be found in the collection inventory after having disintegrated fully. Here, forsightfulness is in order.