The Gaian Guardian

Character concept design; The New School, 2016. A notion of a tribe in a contemporary world is that of a group of people with similar views, activities and lifestyle. Members of my imaginative tribe, called the Gaian Guardians, are spiritual beings who care about the environment and preservation and appreciate history and religion as a form of…

Genesis

Conceptual photography project exploring the ideas of creation and evolution of life forms; The New School, 2016. This photographic project continues the theme of The Gaian Guardians and illustrates the environment, in which the tribe’s members live. My goal was to create an extraterrestrial out-of-this-world image using only my own photographs of real people and…

‘Folk Rock’ Fashion Collection

This collection was inspired by Shocking Blue’s song, Venus (1969) and the culture of the late 60s-early 70s.  Eye-catching and functional at the same time, these looks truly represent the spirit of the folk rock era with a modern twist. Based on my illustration, I’ve constructed and sewn a combination of pants and a top.  The folky floral…

Root for me

Inspired by Pop Art, this print highlights the beauty of the human hand and symbolizes one’s willingness to be closer to nature. One of my main goals for this work was to find different color variations that would make the same images appear completely different and to create an optic  illusion by replacing a section of…

All the World’s a Stage

All the world’s a stage And all the men and women merely players – William Shakespeare   This work was inspired by the Japanese Kabuki Theater and the vibrant life of the Union Square. I took photographs of people on the US and then adjusted them in Photoshop to imitate the style of the Japanese…

Tsohanoai. Print Design

Few years ago, my dad and I went on a road trip to see the Grand Canyon in Arizona. My memories about it are still as vivid as if I saw it yesterday. The air was crystal clear but the mountains were so far away that they seemed to be painted on cardboard. The sun was…

Theodora. Print Design

The Byzantine mosaics are known for their heart-stopping beauty. However, their main purpose is to educate the beholder and uplift her spirit. The Byzantians treated images as text with each color or a figure having a specific meaning. Thus, gold symbolizes the Divine shine, blue – cosmic wisdom, green – purity and freshness, and red – love and…