THE NEWER HISTORY OF THE CROATS

2011 mixed media, 160 x 130 x 80 cm     in the ground floor of the Gallery two Mestrović's works are exhibited:  Reverie and In Despair   the Gallery's floor is made of two kinds of natural stone tiles, arranged in a checkerboard pattern- this reminded me of the Republic of Croatia's coat of arms   I made a sculpture of undefined shape   the title of the sculpture evokes another Mestrović's work: History of the Croats   my sculpture is placed between Mestrović's sculptures  Reverie and In Despair   this position best describes the current position of Croatia   the fact that we have an independent and sovereign country cannot hide the fact that we are far from the vision that we had when the country was being created   the "in-between" situation; between the dreams and despair