Damjanovic did not turn to the “Ladder” by accident. In a symbolic and pictorial manner she explores the occurrences over the ladder’s threshold and ladder’s vertical: in threshold’s keepers, white papers with a bit of black intervention. She dips into the inner world of a being whose contradictions should be surmounted. Then, as purified beings they will fly up to the keepers of vertical. Those keepers of vertical, black papers with a bit of white intervention, will determine an appropriate position and just like in Jacob’s ladder, everybody will reach the level he deserves.
Vjera Damjanovic calls these works of art-drawings. They are partly drawings. There is a drawing intervention, ink-pen-brush, the line and the surface, a distinguishable sign and sometimes an illegible symbol. But there is also a collage intervention on a paper base itself which is obviously an attempt of spatial materialization of drawings and an abstract attitude. That also led to the real appearance of drawing-installation in space, to the finally visible ladder.
Ivana Simeonovic – Celic