Ghibli Blows in Sarajevo (Jugo puše u Sarajevu)
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I started this painting on the plateau of Children’s Square of Sarajevo. It was a very hot day in May 2012 and I and some other artists worked under the hot sun. Next to us is newly built shopping center where people and children rushed to waste their time and if they have, some money. Across the street is the park with large trees, offering its shade but we are too far to reach. In the center of it is monumental glass sculpture dedicated to children who died during the Siege of Sarajevo. Hot weather of May was also caused by hot south wind that was blowing in that month – the very same wind which gives his name to the most famous Japanese anime studio.
All this somehow bonded in my head; Ghibli was blowing/passing through, bringing summer heat and at the same time visiting lost children of Sarajevo. I hope this painting now is not very hard to read.
(acrylic & permanent markers on canvas)
Size: 120 x 177 cm (47.24 x 69.68 inch)
Year: December 2012
Availability: In Collection of
Foundation “Center Duga Art”