Slime, recycling paper, 2021
90 x 60 x 14 cm
There is a species of coral called Palitoa, one of the few species of coral that is colored blue and purple. Wild coral is very common in the Hawaiian Islands. This coral contains palytoxin, one of the most toxic substances known. The toxic effects of this species were known to the first inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands, they could simply immerse spears in water with these poisonous corals and the weapon immediately became deadly. I created this sculpture rough, three-dimensional, and conveyed the character of sea corals that look out from under the shallow waters of the Pacific Ocean, the sun illuminates the colors and transparency of marine life, which seem peaceful at first glance. The sculpture is made of recycled paper and slime on canvas.
A series of sculptures "Underwater world"
In this series of sculptures, I depict the underwater world that I saw with my own eyes and the unknown depths of the oceans and seas. I love freediving and I observe the life of underwater inhabitants, swimming with fish, corals, I hear the sounds of the sea and I feel the power of water on me, and I want to convey these feelings to people. Sculptures are created from ecological materials, slime, paper, etc., and I repeat the recycling of paper and plastic to create unique works, encouraging people to preserve nature, protect the environment. Various non-artistic materials have been translated in the field of art. We live in the Anthropocene age and this period needs to be not an ecological catastrophe, but vice versa we can try to protect nature, the underwater world from rubbish and human activities.