Tatjana Rokvić uses plastic objects, metal, textile, glass and wood collected on Croatian beaches in her work. Besides the important work of removing these objects from the environment, by up-cycling them, Tatjana is drawing attention to the growing pollution that is literally suffocating our seas and oceans.
Tatjana Rokvić lives and creates in a small coastal town of Rovinj, situated on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. She has devoted the last ten years of her life to a fusion of her two passions—art and ecology. Her sculptures are made out of trash and drift wood found on Rovinj beaches. Through humor and irony, her work prods the observers to contemplate growing pollution and their own role in it.
Living in a tourist location has enabled Tatjana to be in touch with people from all over the world. Through that contact, she has realized that seemingly lighthearted nature of her work makes it accessible to anyone, no matter their origin, language, or age. Therefore, using her art to raise both local and global awareness about the grave situation that the humanity has put itself in with growing consumerism and pollution that accompanies it. Along the smile that her sculptures put on sectator’s faces, they also pose a question: what is my role in stopping the ecological catastrophe that we are approaching?
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Through reactions of her audience (especially the youngest populations), Tatjana has realized that workshops in which participants are encouraged to create their own sculptures out of refuse might be the best way to raise awareness about the amount of trash every individual produces, as well as about unlimited possibilities to recycle, up-cycle, re-utilize, and give a new meaning to the garbage that humans leave behind. She has already held several very successful workshops with children of pre-school age, while more workshops with participants of various ages are in the making. In these workshops, participants ponder sea pollution with the artist, parallel to exploring their own creativity.
Besides workshops, Tatjana also intends to organize interactive traveling exhibitions. The audience will be invited to bring their own trash and to explore ways of reutilizing it to find new, creative ways of using it. Through that creative exchange, Tatjana hopes to raise ecological awareness throughout the world.
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Majority of the works are available in a limited series poster prints. If you are interested in a purchase, please do not hesitate to contact Tatjana at firstname.lastname@example.org