The work Afforestation IV connects textile design and product design. The main material from which the products are made is non-woven textile (felt) in two colours (black and green) and two thicknesses (1 mm and 3 mm). During the process of designing these everyday products, the goal was to emphasise the multi—layered—ness of the textile surfaces and the relief of the textile patterns. Textile patterns are designed in relation to the size, shape and function of each product or are created as a pattern variation on another product of the same size, shape and function. Multi-layering is emphasised by alternating black and green layers of non-woven textiles. Textile patterns were created by manually cutting out lines or circles from one or more layers of non-woven textiles. The textile layers are joined together using the hand sewing technique. The title of the work, the used colours and patterns encourage us to think about the global problem of the destruction of large forest areas by deforestation or fires that are caused intentionally or as a result of climate change.
Andrea Pavetić was born in Zagreb in 1966. In 1992 she graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, and in 1997 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb. She has held 18 solo exhibitions and participated in 99 group exhibitions. She is a member of the Croatian Association of Fine Artists and Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts. She has received 3 awards for artworks. She works as a full professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology (Department of Textile and Clothing Design, subjects: Textile design).