We are all the same, yet we are all unique: similar thought processes but different genetics and personal experiences. We become more conscious when we understand our individuality; however, our unconscious prevents us from seeing what makes us who we are.

 

In 2009 I wanted to share my personal exploration through a series of paintings where I put my emotions and personality traits into images to guide others learning of  their own uniqueness and to help them discover who they are.

 

The central element of the paintings is a volumetric “I” (ru.: Я) letter made from paperboard, wood, plywood, or MDF, I adhere to the surface then paint with acrylic to create collages on canvas. Each painting represents a state of mind. Together they showcase me.