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Sanja Falisevac Croatian sculptress and poet enriching us with her deafblind world
No sight, no hearing - only tactile communication being left
Sanja Fališevac, deafblind Croatian artist and poet, in her artistic studio in Zagreb
Sanja Falisevac, born in the city of Požega east of Zagreb, began to portray at the age of 14, when she was already completely blind and deaf. She remembers from her childhood beautiful pictures of snow under sunset and Christmas. Her mother used to play with her by writing letters with her finger on her back, which Sanja easily recognized. She now communicates with the outer world in a similar tactile way, by writing on her palm.
Her sculptures reveal her as a born artist, and she is now a member a the Union of Professional Croatian Artists. According to her own description, although being blind and deaf, she sees the outer world very clearly in her mental pictures and communicates by using touch. She is a perfect example for all those who think that their life is difficult.
Her contact is
Sanja Fališevac ULUPUH Trg bana Jelačića 15 10000 Zagreb Croatia
Telephone: ++385(0)1 24 50 767
Mrtve stvari beskrajni mir kojem su oduzeli moć obojena srca;
izvor i vječnost nad prirodom, pored prolaznika
Kamen boli, grafiti, kažu li, kao katedrala, u vatrometu sutrašnjice?
Možda imaju glas male knjige kad ih otvoriš ili ne govore ništa kao ni prolaznici obojenog osmjeha.
Tactile communication of Sanja Fališevac, by writing letters on her palm using index.
Sanja Fališevac: Water drop on my palm
Sanja Fališevac by her sculpture of a dog guide for the blind
Sanja Fališevac at the opening of an exhbition of her works of art.
On the left Professor Tonko Maroević, of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Sanja Fališevac touching sculptures of Mrs. Vanda Bilinski (PhD in Chemistry, on the right) in the Šenoa House, Zagreb, on 2nd June 2018.
Sanja Fališevac seeing the sculputres by her touch (tactile seeing)
Sanja Fališevac at a workshop directed by Mrs. Vanda Bilinski (standing),
organized in the garden of the Šenoa House on 9th June 2018. Photo by the courtesy of Mrs. Jasmina Reis.
Sanja Fališevac at the opening of an exhibition of love letters kept in the Šenoa House,
exchanged between August Šenoa (1838-1881) distinguished Croatian writer, and his beloved Slava pl. Ištvanić, his future wife.
Besides in Croatian, some of the letters have been written in French!
Many thanks to Mrs. Jasmina Reis, curator of the Šenoa House museum for having organized this wonderful meeting on 20th June 2018.
A moment after this photo has been taken, the second author of this text approached to Sanja and typed on her palm the following two sentences:
MY NAME IS DARKO. I WILL PREPARE AN ARTICLE ABOUT YOU...
Second from the left is Mrs. Slavka Pavić, distinguished Croatian photographer, at the age of 91.
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