I have been trying to think back to the first time I felt prompted to create art. While definitely not proportional to the number of years, my life seems to be split into 2 parts - before and after moving from Russia to the United States. I believe I became more serious about creating art... Continue Reading →
From childhood wonder to therapeutic oasis – How I got into creating art
I was recently asked what my first memory of wanting to create art is. Ever since early childhood, I have greatly admired my father for his artistic abilities. My dad is not an artist, but somehow art seeps through everything he does. He is a very aesthetic person. In his twenties, he spent quite a... Continue Reading →
How can art help us deal with stress, get through COVID-19 and come out on the other side?
The Corona Virus pandemic has upended our lives. We were already facing global climate change and increases in the number of nuclear weapons. Now this virus, and others that may follow. Most of us who are fortunate enough to be artists don’t usually need to confront such realities. We survived 9/11 and Sandy. We have... Continue Reading →
“Fragile Memory”, 2019
After I created "Fragile Memory" in the end of 2019, it quickly became one of my favorite pieces. Yet I forgot to post its story on the blog - how silly of me! "Fragile Memory" is based on an image of the hippocampus – the part of the brain that is responsible for forming new... Continue Reading →