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    Catherina Zavodnik
    September, 2010

    Painting 70 cm x 90 cm x 1.2 cm
    SInce 2011 in private collection in Copenhagen

    The Spring Exhibition 2011 in one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Northern Europe. My painting September has been accepted too the Spring Exhibition 2011 in Kunsthal Charlottenborg where the Jury´s job was to review over 3000 submitted works. Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen is one of the largest and most beautiful spaces for contemporary art in Europe and the official exhibition gallery of the Royal Danish Academy of Art.

    Painting September presents slovenian Secovlje Salina Nature Park which covers about 650 ha along the Slovene-Croatian boundary in the extreme south western part of Slovenia, in the southern part of the Community of Piran. Along the wide channels, the former salt-pan houses are scattered, which with their characteristic appearance co-create the truly unique image of the salina landscape.

    The main freshwater vein is the Dragonja river, which after few tens of kilometres of its course joins the sea at the Secovlje salt-pans. At Fontanigge, salt-harvesting was abandoned in the 1960s, but the tradition of salt-making, which originates from the 14th century, is still practiced within the Museum of Salt-making. Here, each salt-field used to constitute an independent salt-pan with its own basins for seawater condensation and crystallisation.

    The painting has also it´s own poem written on 19.9.2010

    i shall love you in the still of our words with no echo
    i shall weave my hair into the thoughts you are leaving me
    i shall wrap them around the oak tree and gaze into its greatness
    i shall write your name on walls with the joyfulness of your grace
    i shall sway the boat in half-veiled moonlight
    thinking of the sparkles i have caught and then waiting for roots to sprout
    the moon will offer me a smile- it will be just the two of us
    i shall secretly believe into whisperers of memories robed into lilac and white lace
    i shall be walking towards you even when you can no longer hear me
    inhaling turquoise in the translucency of the morning
    screaming of solitude-everything will come to a halt
    a picture on the wall-your hand-a touch
    come back home
  • Welcoming speeches by
    Mark Sladen, direktør / director, Kunsthal Charlottenborg
    Jacob Tue Larsen, bestyrelsesformand / chairman,
    Charlottenborg Fonden / Foundation
    foto: CZ