Subconscious Shadow explores the dynamics between body and subconscious spirit and its effect on one’s archetypal identity. The trigger for this collection came from my childhood memories and my personal cultural experience from Russian/Slavic traditions and folk tales

My exploration brings insights from my personal interpretations of those tales that contain archetypal characters and symbols, and their actions acquire a ritual meaning, and the path determines the receipt of special knowledge and inner harmony.

My story is embedded in fabric choices, hand work and embroideries that follow tailoring elements and the mixtures of traditional background and rituals.


Full thesis article, 2018 click Into


Stories have existed and still exist because they fulfill many important functions in our cultural world. 

Stories and tales may be evaluated using different approaches permitting many ways of analysis.

Folk tales contain an integral picture of the world. This picture of the world echoes with the overarching models represented in the mythologies of different peoples in the world.

Archetypal images are inherent in the unconscious person from the very beginning.

My exploration will be by approaching and understanding the dualistic/Multiple archetypes that are presented through those stories with my interpretations.

The forest is one of these great symbols which have been ever-present in myth, legend, literature, film and others, if not all, creative endeavors of mankind; It is also the space of another world.




mixed art works, collages, paintings, abstract sketching and painting.

Hand made work mixed with digital. 

Turning ideas into 3D Models, covered by black matte nickel. Starting from sketch and a collage as a reference, color and material choose, function thinking, and then created a 3D prototype. 

The fairytale lies on activating the unconscious content and the ability to accesS the content of the shadow but also the internal resources of healing, through diminution of the rational censorship, through projection, inditification and active imagination.

Hand drawn sketches finalized digitally with color.  

The kokoshnik gave its name to the decorative corbel arch that became a distinctive element of traditional Russian architecture.

The most common types of footwear of the Slavs were traditional postols, lyachi (bast shoes), pistons, shoes (cherevichi), boots (blackies).