I carry forward a tradition established many, many years ago that empowers and calls on artists to honor the world around them. My personal work is inspired by us: human beings. Our shared history and human mythology has guided me to create sculptures and paintings challenging us to look into the souls and the state of mind of those around us. My modeling style brings with it exploration of daily human themes. The emotional depth of each work further asks us to explore how we survive the joy and disappointment of life.
I followed my interest in art and attended and received my master's degree from the National Academy of Arts in Leningrad, Russia in 1986. I completed courses in anatomy, sculpture, drawing, perspective, architecture, philosophy and art history. In 1989 I moved to New York City. As a professional sculptor I have completed numerous public commissions from world leaders past and present to military memorials and portraiture.