Artist's Statement: I like to step outside the boundaries of what is deemed commonly pretty. As a matter of fact my motto is, if it's pretty it's not worth a second look. I look for originality achieved with choices of what makes the eye focus. Like in the animal and human worlds it is the iconic difference that attracts attention. I am the product of 4 countries where I lived and studied at length. I speak, read and write fluently in 4 languages: Russian, Ukrainian, French and English. Under the influence of Vodka I sing in many more languages.