Danka believes in the closeness between the truth and beauty. Just like taoists, who consider a flower a symbol of utmost mystical enlightenment, the Christians who compare human destiny with that of a field flower, like all the people who find that a flower is meaningful, to Danka a single orchid is enough, as a motiv in many of her paintings, to touch the truth. A flower is anyhow a sublimate of life force and transience. The way Danka shows it, mostly in big formats, this gentle but resistant flower, shining or blazing, rapsodic, poetisized, spread or extatic, threatening; borrowed from «the Earth's abundance» and glowing like a comet or deadly pale, represents a form of everything known in cosmos, in opposition or harmony. Non-conformity, hedonism and suffering are individual, although ubiquitous and smoldering like tiny veins in the petals. Therefore, Danka's hedonism is not a self-defence of a young being, spreading its wings to reach the flower (the core, beauty, world...) without being scattered by the wind (in the presence of other herbs), but conscience of the overlaping between Eros and Tanatos in a baroque manner, and of day and night...accompanied by an unquenched youthful impulse to release a scream, find tranquility and step out of conformity. One should always be cautious with a flower. Danka is worth it in terms of the symbol of craft and delicate taste, as found in the astrology of the Aztecs.

Ljubica Jelisavac,
Art historian and critic