Synkroniciti is thrilled to welcome back visual artist Darija Stipanić with a series of five elegant wooden sculptures, If these wings could fly. These abstract wing shapes, rendered from the trunk of a very special tree felled in a winter windstorm, call forth all sorts of connotations, from the scientific to the mythological. Darija’s exploration of form has a deeply meditative element.
Please subscribe or purchase the issue here to view Darija’s wings and learn more about their creation. The issue, our ninth, debuts September 1st with the theme of “birds.”
Darija Stipanić was born Darija Brajan in 1973 in Rijeka, Croatia. She graduated with a degree in the interdisciplinary study of Fine Art and Art History from the Philosophical School at the University of Rijeka in 1997 and is active as a sculptor, painter and print-maker. Driven by a sense of curiosity and restlessness, she enjoys playing with different materials and mixing techniques from painting and drawing in order to create rich textures. Darija has held several solo exhibitions and participated in art exhibitions in Croatia, South Africa, Serbia, Slovenia, Italy, Slovakia, Mexico, China, Canada, Lithuania, Macedonia, Japan and Bulgaria. She is a member of the Croatian Visual Art Society in Rijeka.