See the world in a grain of sand

And paradise in a wildflower

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour

 

William Blake

 

From a young age, I have been an observer of nature. After completing my art education, I worked as a florist for 15 years, researching the natural forms of plants. My vision was influenced by the work of florist Daniel Ost, photographs of plants made by Karl Blossfeldt, and mathematical logic in nature and harmony in the world of plants. Every day I struggled with the inevitable fading of floral arrangements. So I realized that I wanted to create sculptures from materials that are stronger and more durable. The search led me to develop botanical bas-reliefs.

During this period, I was influenced by the work of Rachel Dayne. For eight years, I have been creating plaster paintings with volumetric plant prints. During this period of creativity, the knowledge of the art (reverse) technology obtained at the art school and the experience of a florist came in handy. All my skills were combined in one kind of creativity. This hobby grew into work. This is how I created a series of online workshops on the production of botanical bas-reliefs from plaster. My online school has about 3000 students in 2020.

In 2014, after emigrating to the United States, I had the opportunity to equip a ceramic workshop in my home. I started studying ceramic, taking lessons from various ceramic masters. Now my mentor and teacher is Irina Razumovskaya (London). Irina introduced me to the world of contemporary art and sculpture. This experience inspired me to experiment with new clay.

 

My works are free from specific symbols and meanings to let the imagination of the contemplators. Quivering, at times, disturbing lines and images vaguely resemble Baroque architectural elements, draperies of fabrics in paintings by Rubens, flowers, fish fins, corals, rocks. I am fascinated by the traces of the details on the surface of the landscape. Wind energy inspires me with its power.

 

In my works, I study the ways of transferring the spontaneous, chaotic movement of energy. This movement affects the shape of objects. So, a gust turns the water surface into a wave, capturing drops in its embrace and making rose petals tremble tremblingly from its light invisible touch.

 

These images haunt me in my thoughts as if asking to me bring them to life. I can't help but create them. Something inside me makes me take a piece of clay and give it a new shape. This is a complex sensation as if consciousness and will temporarily do not belong to me at the time of work.

For 12 years now, I have been combining the role of a mother and an artist. I discovered the world of ceramics at a mature age when my three children grew up. Now I can fully devote myself to creativity.

Currently, I am busy creating pieces for my portfolio. All my efforts are directed toward the growth of my professional skills.

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