Monolithism and accentuated form reduction derive from grand city walls from her hometown Dubrovnik. The impression of her overall work shows the decisiveness and self-sufficiency of the sculptor equally interested in the precise articulation of artefacts, as well as the connection to impressive spatial installations. Desa Vlahutin took the best of both worlds with accentuated tectonics of sculpture and a pleasant set-up of the installation, creating a striking and attractive sculptural sign.
Her sculpture represents the minimalistic approach to sculpture relinquishing the art form of any symbolism. In every sense it is a work that combines high-end craftsmanship with mathematical precision.
The forms are very strict, well proportioned and do follow the patterns of gold-cut ratio. Although it seems that the sculptures present the viewer a reduced structure, they are a rare combination of geometrical volumes and the complexity of their interaction. To put it literally, it embodies complexity in simplicity.
Complexity is, generally speaking, an illusion of conscious desire. All things exist in as simple a form as necessity dictates. When a thing is labelled 'complex,' that's just a roundabout way of saying we're not observant enough to understand it. Desa Vlahutin makes it possible to understand the complexity by reducing it to a small simple part as a beginning and from that small part, through the interaction of many parts, builds the everlasting answer to the complex idea of the sculpture. Her idea confronts the syntagma of the ideal art, the noblest of art: working with the complexities of life, refusing to simplify, to "overcome" any doubt. Minimalism of her sculptures does the opposite. It doubts the complexity.