This artwork was painted in Šakiai, Gelgaudiškis Manor. Column - the column of Gelgaudiškis Manor, the symbol of the manor. Together with other artists we painted the completely unrestored heritage of the manor. When we found the manor, it was dilapidated, unkempt and had been abandoned for many years. That spirit is captured here, but the column, on the other hand, reflects culture, its figure never seems to collapse. Here I captured what I felt that had to be captured, what was the most precious to this manor. After the plein-air we were allowed to hold an exhibition of our work in the same mansion. The exhibition was attended by everyone in the town. These people had served there, worked there, seen the manor every day, lived with it. I recall, that at that time people didn't really look at our work, they looked at the walls, at the torn ceiling, and memories chased them from room to room.

Canvas, oil.

70 cm x 90 cm