My inspiration comes from my life experiences. My most private works are about my feelings, but I always feel proud and happy when someone finds themselves in them.
The surrealism in my work comes from my interest in illustrating Russian folk tales. I think about composition a lot and about how it will look in a book spread. I have a dream to illustrate children's books, so I try to do everything to achieve that one dream.
I like "Fox and candy bird", because it is a work I made in a new technique that I started to use this summer, also for me it looks a bit mystical and I can feel the soul of this fox, I like the colors too.
I decided to study design 5 years ago. Before my graduation project I visited a book store and saw "Illustration Now" digest and I was so amused. I decided then to became an illustrator. I made my graduation project one in which I was to illustrate my favorite Radiohead album “Hail to the Thief.” For that project I then made 12 illustrations, one for each song from the album. It was my first illustration experience. That was around 3 years ago.
I repatriated from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, to Jerusalem. I lived there for a year, then I returned to Russia for 2 years and in 2010 came back to Israel again to start my design studies. Immigration was very difficult experience for me, because I had to start everything in my life from the very beginning. I'm sure that this experience, the new language, new people and Jewish culture affected me and my art, I feel very different from people without experience of immigration.