The magical Vytynankas
Daria tries to create her way back to her magical days as a child, when her fantasy was her main source of inspiration.
– In my childhood I read a lot of fairy tales. I had painted windows in my room, it felt like such a miracle. Then it all disappeared when I became an adult and went to study at Lviv National Academy of Fine Arts. Living at hostels, the wonderland slowly disappeared. With the help of huge paper works, I turn myself back to that feeling I had when I was little, says Daria.
Often, her Vytynankas portray women, nature and different magical symbols. Once she gets an idea she begins by drawing a sketch on a folded paper, followed by making a pattern and cutting out different parts. Slowly a pattern grows into an entity.
– The drawing of the picture consumes most of the time spent creating the piece. It is interesting to me when you open the folded paper and see the final result – it’s magical, says Daria.