• I am a child of two nations, two cultures. My roots are in a small town, a forgotten village, tucked away in the middle of Siberian Taiga. I made my home in the Pacific Northwest of Washington state, cradled by ocean on one side and misty mountains on the other. Both places are saturated with magnificent mysteries and have shaped who I am as a person and as an artist. I make peace with the duality of my identity and use it as a well of inspiration for my art.