FIGHT OF TWO SAMURAIS
“Two Samurais” were carved from a piece of the elephant tusk. I made it by the woodcuts, drawings and paintings of Hokusai. He is one of my favorite artists. It was colored with the walnut ink and burning out. The height is 28 cm, 2003 Moldova, private collection
FISHERMAN AND SON
One of the oldest stories, the father teaches his son his professiopn, teaches to get food, teaches how to survive. Modern interpritation has \the same meaning, the father teaches his child the most important things in life. Okimono is 12.8 cm tall, mammoth tusk. January 2019.
IRISES AND BUTTERFLY
"Irises and Butterfly" is a weightpaper, it was carved from box-wood. I used bleaching, brownish lacquer, bronze, silver and gold powder, black ink. 2009. USA, private collection.
TWO INTERTWINED DRAGONS - 1
Two intertwined Dragons were carved from elk antler. The maximum sizes: the wighth is 11.3 cm, the height is about 4.3 cm. Dragons were stained with Yashabushi (gardenia seeds) and walnut ink, lacquered with Urushi, Burning needle,gold Nashiji fine flakes. July 2018. UK, private collection.
TWO INTERTWINED DRAGONS - 2
Two intertwined Dragons were carved from mammoth tusk, amber inlaid eyes, brown points were made with burning needle. 12 cm х 9 cm х 4,5 cm. This okimono has a very intricate interweaving of bodies, a lot of scales, everything is done by hand. 2020. Available for purchase.