“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger in the broken places”
Every person has scars; they are the traumatic legacy of our experiences. Our communities and societies bear the scars of conflict, of hardship, and of progress. Our beautiful planet bears the scars of environmental damage. The quest of every individual, every society and humanity as a whole is to seek healing and find a way forward. We look to many places for this healing. Sometimes we look only to escape the pain. Sometimes we turn to religion. Often, we turn to each other. Vinko seeks to offer hope and healing through Art. His work is a beacon of hope for the troubled; it does not shrink from the portrayal of truth, but provides a life-affirming acknowledgement that we are more than the sum of our parts. It is a testament to the strength that may come from weakness, the power that may come from brokenness, and the peace that may come from pain.
‘For me, the focus should be on respecting every life form on our planet we call home, celebrating life and working with hope towards healing for a better and more peaceful world” Vinko Kalcic
“The wound is the place where the light enters you”