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Welcome to Mapetie! A website dedicated to my projects and experiments. My name is Maja and I am an artist interested in experimenting and creating with different materials and making functional and semi-functional art objects.

You can follow me on instagram, facebook and twitter, shop in my etsy shop or send me an email to info@mapetie.com.

 

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Paper Mache Lighting

Pendant and desk lights made of recycled paper and are decorated with different translucent objects such as buttons, glass beads or sea glass.

You can find and purchase these pendant lights at my Etsy shop.

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Pebbles from the Drava River

The ‘Dravčki’ are pebble stones from the Drava river, collected, drawn on, and framed by myself and my family, my mother Ivanka, father Marjan, brother Tomi, cousin Katja and my boyfriend Simon.

First of their kind were made more than ten years ago. We have always been fascinated with stones, by their curious shapes and colour. Wherever we travelled to, we would always bring back lots of pebbles to decorate our flower beds.

Many Sunday afternoons were spent by the Drava, where we collected interesting pebbles, finding some which were composed of two or more rocks of different colour and hardness. Sometimes the rocks formed a pattern reminding me of tiny faces, which motivated me to draw eyes, nose and mouth onto them. My parents liked the result very much and encouraged me to continue making what my mother named the ‘Dravčki’ (pebbles from the Drava).

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print GREEN

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Print Green was designed for the Intermedia Arts course at University of Maribor in 2013, under the mentorship of prof. Dušan Zidar as the subject holder. Beside myself, Print Green group originally consisted of Danica Korošec, Urška Skaza, Tina Zidanšek (all of us students at the Faculty of Education Maribor, Department of Fine Arts) and Simon Tržan, who made the printer.

The specialy adapted CNC machine was designed as a “green” printer: instead of an ink it uses a mixture of soil, water and grass seeds, thus enabling the motives being printed out to grow green in time with proper care.
The »Tiskaj zeleno« project (trans. Print green) thus unites art, technology and nature. Creativity of art, combined with modern technologies and inovative approaches, uses a special CNC machine as a printing device. Instead of canvas it uses Styrodur, covered with black felt, bolstered with sponge. On this basis the CNC device applies/prints the mixture of soil, water and seeds. Instead of 3D printing cartridges organic mixtures are used, which become green with time.
The finished results are printed 3D models with capability of “turning green”. Therefore it is about creating a “living” design/print – it becomes green and so as real biological growth the project Print Green transverses the term “think, before you print” as the used motto and turns it into the slogan of an alternative modern society – “print, because it is green”.

Later on Danica, Urška and Tina decided to dedicate themselves to other activities and I have continued this project alone with the help of Simon.

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