When I was a child, I went to Ukrainian School where once a month we would go to church for an hour. It was so hard to stand still, and an hour felt like an eternity. The only way I could get through the mass was by singing along to the hymns and looking at the incredible religious murals that were painted on every inch of the church walls. Iconography in Ukrainian culture is very predominant and I feel very influenced by this. In my early 20s I was heavily immersed into studying the mystical and spiritual traditions of the world and found great inspiration. The Iconography series that I have been creating for over the past 5 years is my way of understanding and actualizing the wisdom and lessons learnt as well as going deep inside myself through mediation to bring beauty and peace to the surface.