As part of my solo show "Vanishing Point" held in the Crypt Gallery in 2021, I launched “Grief Letter” project.
It is an ongoing community-based project where people can share their personal experience of loss and grief in a form of a letter. Each letter will be included in the art installation, helping to promote grief support.
This concept grew out of my own experience of loss, coping with grief and finding light ahead. The process of writing has long been proven to have healing properties. Writing down and materialising thoughts helps release tension, organise mental chaos and decipher traumatic triggers.
Writing the letter addressed to the deceased is a powerful way of diving into subconscious, processing memories, closing some chapters, asking for forgiveness or advice, express anger or regrets or just put your thoughts down without overthinking.
Please contact me to request a free pack to take part in the Grief letter project and follow #griefletterproject on Instagram.
I am currently exhibiting ion the Art of Grieving Exhibition at the St Albans Museum Gallery exploring the void of grief and loss via different mediums.
In addition I am exhibiting in the Art without Boundaries online platform with my exhibition "Pulling Back the Curtain" telling about the impact of grief and the process of healing through my artwork.
I am Ukrainian-British conceptual artist. My work has been featured in a number of exhibitions and art fairs in the UK. In 2020 I was invited to become a guest artist at Studio Fridays. In 2021 I held a solo exhibition Vanishing Point in the Crypt Gallery, London, exploring ageing, grief and the impact of dementia to tell the story of my personal experience of loss.
My work is primarily constructed from materials found on building sites and in nature. Working in a broad range of media, including photography, video, sculpture and paint, I aim to give decayed objects a new function and extend their life. I am continuing to research the philosophy of grief and the transformative impact of dementia on individual’s physical and mental state.
My mission is to remind about fragility of life, promote grief support and healing practices, to raise awareness about dementia, foster positive choices that exist in the communities for people affected by dementia and highlight the importance of creative practice for them and their families. I am a proud Ambassador of Arts 4 Dementia.
As part of my research into the subject, I have been contributing to a number of blogs, including, ‘My Journey from Grief to Art’, CHWA Stories, Smart Artists Hub, Tebbs Gallery, Better Together Artists, the Two of Us Podcast.