A Previous Life

An ongoing series that depicts the artist's life in Moscow, Russia before immigration to the US at seven years old. The age is important as it is old enough to retain vivid memories, yet still young enough to blend into American society, but never fully. This colorful series is based on the artist's collection of family photos, depicting often odd scenes that now seem literally a part of a "previous life".

The Arrival of Ded Moroz 

Colored pencil and pastel on toned paper, 6x4.5"

Picture Day with Monkey 

Pastels on toned paper, 6x4"

Sisters on Picture Day 

Pastels on toned paper, 4x6"

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