Pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian art of “writing on eggs”, is a perfect medium for those who strive to create order from chaos. Every egg is a new shape. Each shell accepts dye in a unique way. Wax lines cannot be erased. Cracks happen. Eggs shatter.
My fire comes from discovering what limits I can push with this beautiful but challaning medium. I enjoy the classic designs of my ancestors, but my hands keep reaching for modern bright colors and whimsical designs. I’m energized by seeing this folk art transform into both functional jewelry and modern art exhibits.
When not holding an egg, I'm often playing violin in the Marshall String Quartet, mixing the perfect gin aviation, or embroidering floral designs on a Chevy t-shirt.