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Jovana Cavorovic Ginsai Sculpture, âPupaâ

Jovana Cavorovic Ginsai Sculpture, “Pupa”


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A delicate egg-shaped sculpture of a burst cocoon by Serbian artist working in Japan Jovana Cavorovic made of extremely thin slabs of porcelain imprinted with chrysanthemum and covered in silver outside, the raw porcelain lowing white within. It is 40 x 25 x 23.5 cm (16 x 10 x 9 inches) and is in excellent condition, from the artist this summer. It comes with a signed and titled wooden placard by the artist.
According to the artist: Pupa are a developmental phase in metamorphosis between larva and adult (also called chrysalis for butterflies). During this stage it may look like nothing is going on, but big changed are happening inside. Special cells present in the larva grow rapidly to become the legs, wings, eyes and other parts. I wanted symbolically to show a process that happens when we are exposed to a new environment and new culture. Sometimes those influences are invisible from outside, and it takes a while to become recognizable. These sculptures have been made during my stay in Japan, when I too am processing big changes below the surface, influences from a culture very different from my own.
Jovana began in textile design, at the Art School Nis in Serbia in 2004, then graduated the ceramic department of the University of Belgrade in 2010. Her work has been shown and awarded throughout Europe (including First prize at the 18th Ceramics Biennial Belgrade) before coming to Japan in 2018. Since she has been exhibited and awarded here in Japan at the Tobi Art Fair (Tokyo), 25th Nitoten (Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum), the Arita International Ceramics Competition (Kyushu Ceramic Museum), Mayors prize and First prize at the Chawan Exhibition (Tajimi City, 2020) as well as the Satoko award at the Isshoken Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center. Work by her is held in the National Museum of Arandjelovac, Serbia and the Keramik Museum Westerwald, Germany among others.