Svetlana Sekana Radovic

“In the Shadow of the Colorful Prayer,” paintings, mixed media

The artistic development of Radovic, who was born in Serbia-Montenegro, Europe, was influenced by 3 major factors: 1) the classic and modern European tradition that she grew up in; 2) Egyptian and late-Greco-Roman art that she became closely involved with during the 8 years she spent in Cairo, Egypt; and 3) the national catastrophe and decade-long civil war in former Yugoslavia which seems to define the themes of her art. Her response to the far-reaching devastation of her country was the creation of timeless shelters (intimacy, family, love, friendship and home.) from the worldly evils.