Booth #: GS27
Artist bio: Born in Siberia, raised and studied in Latvia. I live and work in Michigan since 2000.
My main inspiration is nature: everything starts there and everything comes from there. Also I find a lot of inspiration in mythology, legends, fairy tales and folklore. In my art I like to merge reality with imagination, life with fantasy, obtained thing with desire ones. I like symbols and metaphors and use them often. Now I am working on series of an environmental etchings. I work with very old intaglio print techniques on copper and zinc plates. Image is etched and engraved on metal, hand inked with oil based etching ink, hand wiped and hand pulled on paper through etching press.
Artist Statement: Original intaglio prints: etching, dry point, aquatint and mezzotint. Image is etched or engraved on copper plate, inked, wiped and hand pulled on paper by me in my studio.