While I’m a classically trained master stone carver, as an artist and sculptor I work in a variety of materials to express my conceptually driven ideas in novel sculptural form, experimenting with texture, materials, color, or interactive elements. I try to realize the potential of art as my unique, vital contribution to society.
Observing the natural world and mystery of transformation inspires me. I’m fascinated by a harmony of contradictions between chaos and order, light / darkness, good / bad, etc. I explore how they’re interconnected, can stay in balance, and how the meaning of thought or beauty can take shape in physical form.
Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, I now live in East Palo Alto, CA. As a resident of Silicon Valley I live in accelerating times between cutting-edge technological progress and concerns about its impact on the environment and our future. As human beings increasingly dominate nature, we need always to remember that we are a part of it.