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  • Gordana Olujic Dosic, Strawberry Season, 2005. Photo: Scott Lee
    Gordana Olujic Dosic, Strawberry Season, 2005. Photo: Scott Lee
  • Gordana Olujic Dosic, Strawberry Season (detail), 2005. Photo: Scott Lee
    Gordana Olujic Dosic, Strawberry Season (detail), 2005. Photo: Scott Lee

Region:
Ontario
Date: 
2005
Dimensions: 
80 x 100 cm
Materials:
cotton, hemp thread, staples, tulle
Type:
mixed media, sculpture

Donor/funder gift credit: 
Acquired with the assistance of the Starry Starry Night Committee, 2005 and the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Programme of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation



Description

Strawberry Season is part of a series that explores contrasts such as trust and betrayal, attachment and loss, timelessness and ephemerality. The title is an allusion to the spring season. This piece...

Strawberry Season is part of a series that explores contrasts such as trust and betrayal, attachment and loss, timelessness and ephemerality. The title is an allusion to the spring season. This piece as well as the whole series was inspired by my mother’s poignant story about her childhood pet lamb. When I accidentally found a photo of myself, long forgotten, holding a lamb, it inspired me to identify with my mother’s place in the story and think about its symbolism. A series of “bowls” followed, each a container of a related thought and emotion. This particular bowl is ambiguous, it can contain offerings and sustenance but it can also be a sacrificial bowl. Linear simplicity of the thread drawing is complemented by thread texture and fragile material, tulle, is contrasted with the timeless character of the story, with the underlying theme of the universal nature of human experience.




Artist Profile

Gordana Olujic Dosic is a Toronto based mixed media artist, who graduated in Textiles at the Faculty for Applied Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia) in 1985. She has been...