I draw my inspiration from two archaic sculptural traditions. The first is of my native Ukraine, where Kurgan Stelae stand tall and strong against the flat landscape of steppe. The second is of remote Rapa Nui, where Moais spiritually and physically dominate island and its life. In my sculptures I seek laconic and emotionally powerful forms. Trained as a stone carver by Seiji Saito I approach sculpting as a direct process of expressing my vision with deep connection to the physical media. In my art I explore complexity of female identity through manipulations of volumes and lines, taking them from almost naturalistic and familiar to strange and unrecognizable. I see the sculptural form as a combination of negative and positive volumes, their shadows and reflections and endless possibilities of their re-emergence. Light, shadows and reflections are physical part of my sculptures emphasizing shifting nature of human perception and memories.