Irena Brunec-Tébi. Fountain of Mysterious Junctions

9. 6. 2005 – 1. 7. 2005

“The journey through the labyrinth will be able to be experienced as a metaphor for life,” explains the author of the project. “We embark on our journey in the dark and life itself leads us towards the light. Those who follow this path, eventually experience enlightenment”. We can already imagine the appearance of the monument with land paths and waterways, with bronze sculptures in glass spheres, lit up by sunlight during the day and made visible at night by the lighthouse and the thoughtfully placed discreet lighting. On the level of the mass visit, this kind of object would be a big tourist attraction, on the artistic level it would function as a monument with an ambitious set up of sculptures within an architecturally formed space, on the spiritual level it would be a challenge for individual and group development.

Irena Brunec – Tébi, who has with a quality opus up to today proved herself to be able to successfully combine the classical and the ancient with the modern and futuristic, has developed this idea. Now she is developing it further with many others, also for other reasons useful experiments and solutions. New opportunities are opening up for her in the setting up of this monument, which speaks in a clear visual language, also outside our immediate native land. However, it is certain that closest to her heart, is the place of her birth.

                                 dr. Sandi Sitar


Irena Brunec – Tébi

Born on 18 November 1964 in Murska Sobota, Slovenia. She completed her studies in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1992 before undergoing further study through study visits to Paris, France in 1992, 1998 and 1999. Between 1993 and 1994 she also undertook study visits to Berkeley, CA and was awarded her degree in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1997. During 2001 she was artist in residence in Bethlehem, PA.