My work is inspired by the fascination with all living things, but especially by the beauty of the human form. Most of my bronze and stone sculptures focus on the female figure, because portraying women lets me address my own experiences, lets me reflect on everyday moments of our lives, share their poetry and their timeless universal meaning. Born in Russia, I received an art education in Moscow, in the classical realistic tradition. Before immigrating to the United States, I spent the summer of 1981 in Italy, studying art at the greatest museums and decided to focus on sculpture. Later I went back to school to study sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. I have exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Delaware Valley, and in the national and international exhibitions and received many awards for my works. Many of my sculptures are in private collections, and several are commissioned public works for church and school.