Luxury of freedom

BIG BERRY PEOPLE

Meta Wraber, our BB artist and master of dreamy BB Fashion

 

BIG BERRY is based on a close collaboration between tourism and artists, and so, BB Art colony project was created. During two years 17 international artists created 373 m2 of murals and a street full of art along the Kolpa river. Meta Wraber is an illustrator and graphic designer from Ljubljana. For us, she created a mural dedicated to art and fashion that glorifies everyone who left their very special mark in BIG BERRY.

You can read more about her BB Fashion mural.

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Who is Meta Wraber and what is she influenced by the most?

Meta Wraber, an illustrator and graphic designer from Ljubljana, studied visual communication design at the University of Ljubljana. Her main interests are editorial, food, and fashion illustration.

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She described her style, which is based on quick brush strokes in addition to precisely drawn details: "The idea is that it looks like you did something with an ease, but in fact, there is a lot of work and sketches behind it."

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Clients usually come to her because they are attracted to her specific style.

How did she develop as an artist? 

When she was younger, she dreamed of being a musician, since music was always very important to her. She played flute, but as she says, Once you decide on one art form, that’s it. I couldn't do both equally intensely. Drawing really took a lot of my time, both leisurely and professionaly."

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In the end, she decided to study design and was not aware at first that she would eventually specialize in illustration. "Design is such a universal knowledge, and then you can eventually evolve yourself in any direction during your studies."

However, she was constantly focused on the arts and started working on her own right after her studies. She says: There is no key to success or failure. You learn from experiences, projects, and I am still learning. I feel like I'll never stop learning."

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It is difficult at the beginning and you don't know if you will persist or not. Now, after 10 years, I can say that I know I won't do anything else in my life. I had known this before, but I had no idea how I would make a living out of it,” she admitted, and suggested to everyone who had taken the same path to persevere. 

About the BB Art colony project

Meta loves to come back to Bela krajina: “I am in love with this Kolpa, these big old trees, I like it so much here. Nature is written into my skin." So this project also seemed great to her: "It's great to hang out here. From the point of view of developing tourism, I also find it great - it gives such a unique touch to these houses in nature," she said.

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The Luxury of Freedom

The Luxury of Freedom means to her "that you can do what you enjoy doing."

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Photo by: João Sousa, Borut Petrič

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