5 years of learning my own art language 2014-2019. Yaroslavl, Moscow
Bits and pieces of various projects as well as stand-alone works throughout the five first years as a fiber artist.
Right after creating my art language I immediately decided, that first five years of creating yarn paintings would be my learning period of speaking it. While going down this lengthy path, I developed speaking and writing skills, and taught myself to think it as well. I hopped from one concept to another, learned to paint faces and objects with yarn, feeling like a child, taking first steps in understanding the world around me. These five years are full of spelling mistakes, wobbling steps in the right direction, and tries to find new meanings. They are also full of many small projects, which have vastly different weight in terms of importance and artistic value, which I, being my own worst critic, fully understand and embrace. I feel like I have come a long way and changed a lot, and finally, have a fine command of the language which I once dreamt of and aspired to learn. Some of the themes displayed here I will probably come back to since people rarely denounce ideas that were once immensely important for them. As of now, this body of work, that I have accumulated during the first five years of doing crochet art, stands as my personal chronicle of a long and important journey. Almost every piece shown here was sold or given as a gift to people from over the world. Thanks to these pieces, I was able to earn my living and to make new connections. As of now, they have found new loving homes, for which I am very grateful.