Maja Petrovic Babic

Lavirint

pencil on paper (70 x 100 cm), 2012
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    • I have been wondering about the meaning of the written words as well . Do they refer to the diversity of languages?  To the labyrinth of languages? Can we find our way around the world, or are we lost in the labyrinth?

    • Maja, I find this drawing to be really impressive. How much time did it take you to complete?

      Also, what do the written words within the circular maze mean? I find the integration between art and writing to be really interesting, and I think you have done a beautiful job here!
    • Thank you Jacob. It took me 2, 3 days of constant drawing. It's a poem in my native language, Serbian, and refers to people from the past and from the present, the people who were or are still among us. It reminded me on a maze.   Poem review in Serbian:

            Реке
      постоје реке
      и постоје сећања на реке

      прве теку
      друге су текле

      готово да су исте
      сунце је најкрупнија риба
      и у једној и у другој

      постоје људи
      постоје сећања на неке људе

      први су ту
      други су били ту

      готово да им истоветно
      шапућемо

    • Maja, what is the name of the poet?  Do you know if  he or she has been translated into English?

      I like the idea of a drawing with a poem in it, or  a poem  inside a drawing. The drawing is not  just an illustration of the poem, the poem is intertwined with the drawing. It's really cool.