Updated: Feb 11
While I was doing 'serious things' for the last five years I was also doing interesting 'not so serious' side project - Calabash (Bottle gourds, Tikve) with farmers in small villages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. People asked me:
- 'Why are you doing it, Mirela? What for?'
And many more questions followed and many more curious facial expression followed.
People couldn't figure out why I spend so much time on this project.
I didn't really know either. I just enjoyed every aspect of this project...
this is the whole wisdom!
as famous quote says
"Life happens when you are busy making other plans'"
It is truth.
I was caught in the mind game, selecting things what might bring serious results in my personal life or professional life as an artist.
And the whole time a big potential of Calabash project was in front of my eyes.
I have been working on the project a lot but I haven't consider this as 'important project'!
Please connect me with people who are doing something similar. I am collecting old photographies about practical use of calabashes in the region. If you know someone might have any please get in touch with me.
I am inviting you to read more on Balkan Art Scene: https://lnkd.in/dDSJk5e
For collaborative projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region please contact the Art Studio in the USA:
info [at] mirelakulovic.com