ARTIST'S BIO / STATEMENT
I grew up in a very artistic household which fostered my love for art. I carried this love with me through my career life as well as my life as a mother.
I am also drawn to unique and unusual endeavors. If I see something that interests me, I must try it and If I enjoy it, I will take it as far as I can. My stars are an example. At first I made simple 12-pointed stars out of heavy paper. The process has evolved to include interesting papers and intricate cutouts. It is my goal to have the star take its energy from the ambient lighting to give it a lifelike quality. As the star
gently turns, different cutouts can make the core of the star seem to expand and
contract as if it’s taking breaths; and as light hits different angles, foil papers
reflect to create fascinating results. My favorite being “Iron Man,” which
appears to shoot electric bolts across its “arc reactor” core.
Though I also enjoy drawing and painting, I’m always on the lookout for the next
experience. A chance discovery at a 5&10 store started my journey with egg art.
At first I created traditional Ukrainian pysanky. Jane Pollak’s book “Exquisite
Eggs” inspired me to try different techniques and designs. From there I
incorporated my affinity for detail into my unique style. Many times I’m inspired
by suggestions from everyday life which I juxtapose with mathematical arrange-
ments and meticulous linework. Of course, I do have a lighter side to my
personality that emerges in my work from time to time. I’m driven by the
reactions of the observer and enjoy hearing comments such as “wow”, “incredible,” or my favorite, “that’s just crazy”.