"Skin Paintings" (2007). Here the artist has focused on investigating human skin. In patches of bodies magnified and realized using the jacquard loom one can almost tangibly feel the texture of the skin. The artist compares the woven material to the skin because it's our own cloth, which we hide under clothes. One of the themes explored in "Skin Paintings" is the subjectivity of beauty. The most wrinkled body curves that in everyday life to most of us seem unattractive are highlighted and magnified in the textile. However, the textile allows the viewer to wander through the intimate skin labyrinths and to feel their aesthetic. The woven material, which reproduces the texture of the skin, announces that cloth is as important to people as their own skin. The material becomes a second skin that covers the first one, protecting it from unwanted inquisitive glances. Depicting small areas of skin, Monika avoids eroticism but retains an intimate mood, because that which is not seen by the naked eye opens up in works of art without any restrictions. Mysterious mounds of wrinkles and winding paths of the skin are completely open to the viewer's glance. Intimate "Skin portraits" embody the image of a universal human body surface that unfolds through the monumental scale."
Art critic K. Tomkevičiūtė