Tamara Jelača ‘s embroidered illustration

Tamara Jelača has a two-weeks display in Droitwich Library, from 2 April until 16 April. She chose to show her small-format embroidery that was part of the series of illustrations for contemporary American poetry. The piece is inspired by Louis Simpsons famous poem “American Poetry”. Simpson described a poem like a silver mine. Silver does not usually sit on the top of the earth to be grabbed by any prospector. The miner needs to dig, excavate, and search for precious metal. Poetry requires the reader to do the same. For me, a poem is like a tornado. Like a powerful swoosh of ink, words and meanings.

American Poetry

Whatever it is, it must have

A stomach that can digest

Rubber, coal, uranium, moons, poems.

Like the shark, it contains a shoe.

It must swim for miles through the desert

Uttering cries that are almost human.

Louis Simpson


Tamara Jelača graduated textile design from the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design, University of Belgrade (Serbia). She works in a fields of contemporary textiles and mixed-media visual arts, mail art and art books. She is a member of the Society of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia (ULUPUDS) and Droitwich Arts Network.

Tamara was taking a part in over 60 group exhibitions and projects in Serbia and abroad (Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Sweden, France, Spain, Germany, Bolivia, United Kingdom…). She exhibited her work in 9 solo exhibitions.

Tamara at Library


Artist’s website www.tamarajelaca.com

Contact email: [email protected]

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