A slow but rewarding process
Behind Yulia’s finished artwork lies hours, days or even weeks of handy work. The creative process is in many ways slow and demanding of patience.
– If I take a pen and draw a line, it will take me a second; to make 'a line' with a strip of paper I'll have to measure the desired length of the strip, then cut it, then shape it, then dip the strip into glue and put it in place, and so on. So, the process is many times longer than real drawing. However, thus I achieve something in 3D instead of a flat 2D drawing, says Yulia.
She experiences her technique as liberating in relation to traditional drawing on paper. For each strip of paper she glues, time vanishes into periphery. However, this time-consuming technique is appealing to Yulia.
– The best part of my job is that it fits my personality perfectly and allows me to be independent, to be myself and bring beautiful imagery into life, says Yulia.