Featured Artists: Maryana Kopylova
Maryana Kopylova is a Ukrainian artist who makes sculptures, paintings and plushies of creatures she calls ‘Krakazyabra’. All of her work she currently is showing regardless of medium is based around the same world and back story that she’s created. Her sculptures are made with mixed media and included elements like polymer clay, felt, plastic, traditional doll eyes, beads, glass and more. Her plushies are usually felt, with beads and hand painted details and her paintings are usually acrylic. There is not a lot of information about her or her work currently but I do hope she will launch a website or a storefront soon as I absolutely adore her toy sculptures and photography of them plus the world she has created. Outer worldly creatures that act as guardians and keepers is a very common theme in artwork but her execution and distinct style is not only colorful but also utterly fascinating and you can’t help but be drawn into her world and want to know more about them.