On a warm May day, when chestnuts and lilacs were in bloom, I was born in the city of Kiev. I spent my preschool years with my grandmother and while my friends were in kindergarten I communicated with the cacti and violets in the window and various other plants in the yard...and began to draw. When I was 10, my mother took me to a children's art school...and I got in. Then I entered the Republican Art School named after T.G.Shevchenko, where I spent the two most interesting years of my life. The wave of emigration in the late 80s brought me to Israel. I studied at Haifa University, worked here and there, started working with silk, got married and we moved to Munich for two years. Then we lived in Tel Aviv, had a daughter and came to Berlin...I have cacti and violets in my workroom window...and I keep painting.
P.S. My cat Musya thinks that communicating with plants is silly and useless...cats are another matter!