“My lifeas an artist is full of imagines. For their realization there are a lot of different means of painting, graphic arts and sculpture. One day I understood, that paintings are not enough for me because of their small space, and sculptures are not enough either because they are too dim. So I’ve found a very unusual way: I make original interior dolls, or more exactly they appear to me. Yes, they exactly appear from fantasy, music, books I’ve read and from everything I see and feel. Some pure wool and a bit of magic are well enough for characters from fairytales and legends…
Collection dolls are usually made from plastic, porcelain and textiles. I use unusual material – felt. An upside of such dolls is warm and “living”. Wool is very flexible. It combines delicate forms of porcelain and plastic dolls with softness and warmth of textile ones. Wool dolls areecofriendly and light. They are impossible to break and very pleasant to touch.I teach the art of making dolls.
I have a lot of students in Russia and around the world. I would like to develop this school of doll-making art and I do want to see more people learning to create their unique and unusually hearty dolls.”