A series of works titled „ The Cycles of Gaia” were created using natural materials, thus highlighting Mother Nature, Gaia. Using wheat in the works, it builds on a previous series called “Tat tvam Asi – You are that”, where I appeal to individual determination in the modern world, to improve the environment.
The planet Earth, has the characteristics of a living organism that changes periodically. The entire ecosystem is from emergence in infinite metamorphosis. These periods keep the system in a stable state away from equilibrium and are common to all living things. Cycles are also present on Earth where they support life. This implies that the Earth creates life for itself and sustains itself. In my work I am having a dialogue with various materials and illustrating Gaia as a female principle, but also the opposite – a male one, without whom life would not have been created. Our relationship with her needs to be nurtured, and today we are facing an irresponsible approach. I transpose the research approach to the works using materials in their raw forms such as flour, earth, sand, wax, recycled papers, etc. I use wheat seed as a historical and existential symbol, by planting it within the painting, and it becomes an integral part of the whole painting. The course of development and transformation, I am documenting it with the help of digitization. The „Cycles of Gaia” series contain works from various media, such as drawing, photography, digital imaging, video, installation, objects. (Photography: Izabela Mašić)
From the series Cycles of Gaia – The third element (Unconventional materials 100 x 200 cm)
Using the organic material hemp, which is used for rope making, is ironically presented indoors – in the gallery space. On every piece of rope an intervention is made with a gauze, which symbolizes vulnerability. They can be seen together, as one piece or individually. The work is a metaphor, which represents humanity and their self-sabotage, because of their irresponsible approach – relation towards nature in our history up until today.
Photography: Katarina Ćirković “That is Life..”2019.CITY GALLERY KC GRAD, Beograd, Serbia
Triticum Aestivum (Wheat seed), Mixed media, 42 x 29cm, 2017/2018.