Her drawings are simply beautiful. Luminous, shimmering curtains of graphite, which reference her more weighty (literally and figuratively) acrylic washes on glass, but have enough going for them to be stand-alone pieces.
Ruzica brought two catalogs of her work for the VCCA Fellows Library. She seems to be drawn to materials that are either transparent or translucent, often pairing them with things that contrast markedly with their smooth sleekness. It must have been challenging working in an unfamiliar way for a month, but in exercising different artistic muscles. Ruzica has produced a most interesting and impressive body of work that proves that old saw that necessity is the mother of invention.