Sunday, March 25, 2012

March 21-May 9, 2012
Reception April 1, 5-7pm, Fermilab Art Gallery, Wilson Hall

ENERGY is a collaboration of three art galleries in Batavia, Illinois: Fermilab Art Gallery, The Gallery at Allen+Pepa, and Water Street Studios. Batavia has been nicknamed the "City of Energy" due to its history of windmill production and its status as home to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). Each gallery will display art work that references a particular type of energy.

Fermilab will showcase work inspired by potential energy, the energy stored in a body or system due to its position in a force field. 

My two watercolors titled “Cloud” in this show explore the concept of potential energy in two ways. Literally, a cloud carries the potential energy of the falling rain, but also metaphorically it carries the potential energy of an “inner storm”, one within us.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Warrenville Historical Society Museum and Art Gallery
Friday, March 16th-Sunday, April 29nd

My inspiration for the piece "Correspondence", which consists of 68 watercolor  postcards sent by mail, came from my own interest in the idea that people in the past didn't have the communication media we have today. There was no Internet; no Facebook, no Twitter, no Skype, actually for a very long time - not even telephone. So, until relatively recently in the past, the only way people could communicate with their families and friends living far away was by mail. People sent letters or postcards with news. Those who moved to a different country or even a different continent were disconnected with their old roots, and for them letters were their only connection.
Today, things have changed a lot, and we now have the ability to communicate with the rest of the world instantly. 
I myself have moved to the United States from Croatia almost ten years ago.  I know how precious it is to me to be able to connect with my family back in Croatia on a daily basis. But I also often think about the times when letters were the only connection with family one had.

The exhibition Warrenville Inspired also features other work from participating artists:
Jessica Bruah, Mia Capodilupo, Patty Carroll, Pate Conaway, Andrew CopperSmith, Adam Farcus, Catherine Forster, Rita Grendze, Chris Hodge, Jason Judd, Alysia Kaplan, Patrick Lichty, Leah Mitchell, Alexis Lee Ortiz-Duarte, Kip Pasta, Dominic Sansone, Joe Urso, Rachel Weaver Rivera, Ana Zanic, Sarah Zimmer, and Allison Yasukawa
 These works are displayed in the Warren Tavern, just beside the Warrenville Historical Museum building.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Today is our son's second birthday and I simply had to post photos of him drawing. It's something he really does every day and enjoys very much. I just supply him with enough paper and crayons - and he does the rest! This is a drawing about space shuttle lift-off, and flying to Mars! At least that's what Albert talked about while he drew... ;-)