Monday, June 20, 2011

Nataliya Bukhanova "Gamajun"

Nataliya Bukhanova
(from the series The Song of the Universe)
Watercolour on Paper

In Russian Mythology, Gamajun is a Bird who sings The Song of Wisdom. He remembers how our world was created. He knows what will be after the end of our world For Gamajun all the existence of the world is but a moment for him. There are words to an old song, : You will see the soul of the crystal reflected in the edges reflected in the edges of mirrors, and you will see the soul of world reflected in the edges of dreams". In my art works I try to go behind the usual understanding of things and events. I try to show another side of world , the edges of reality which reflect one another endlessly creating our universe. I think of the questions of life, death, creativity and love. Hoe does a soul come to this world? How does one separate dream and reality? How does love change the world? How does the mind of universe reflect itself in people and nature?