For many years we've been working with Birch Bark. We make a unique art (or Craft) - pictures from the natural Birch Bark, but the true Creator is Mother Nature.
We go to the forest and look for the pieces of Birch Bark with fascinating patterns; different colours on a dead tree, this inspires our imagination. This is the most difficult job, extremely time-consuming but a tthe same time very rewarding. It could take days, weeks, months or years. Sometimes we use moss, fungi, nodes, etc., that naturally grow on the bark. The interesting bark can be on the outside or the inside. Although it is a very important part of the work, it is still just the beginning.
The next stage is to clean the bark, to flatten the pieces, to dry them and to spray on several protective layers of fixative. Birch Bark is fragile. Just one wrong move can ruin all the proparation and there is no way you can find the same image twice. Every single piece is one of a kind.
Our every exhibition has been a triumph: in Moscow, St Petersburg, Kiev, Minsk, Vilnius, Novosibirsh, Novokuznetsh, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok and others. We met with great success in the United Kingdom (London, Nailsworth), France (Paris), Germany (Hamburg) and many other countries.
Since 1999 we have been members of various galleries in Ottawa, Canada. From 2002 we have participated in Art and Craft Shows with Signatures Ltd. in Ottawa and Toronto. One of a Kind in Montreal and Toronto and other organizations in Sudbury, North Bay, Peterborough, Cobourg, Picton and elsewhere.
We believe the images and patterns of Birch Bark spiritually connect the Universe and the human soul.