By Anja Jovičić
ARTIST STATEMENT: This piece is titled “Uteram,” a play on words, combining local slang and the word “uterus.” It was created out of frustration, sadness and anger about events happening in my country, and in the world. It was a visual response, a mental image of my own body part, reacting to what my eyes have to see, what my emotions have to carry. It was all the struggles of being a woman, of being a queer woman, of having a uterus, of having something so precious so many want to come after, something so precious, they want to destroy it.
Anja Jovičić is a 22-year-old visual artist and graphic designer from Novi Sad, Serbia.