The works of art, which you will see later featured, are not only the outlines, copies and models of buildings and churches but mirror my deep philosophies, which is the base line of the miniature art work collection made in the same style. Therefore, every work is unique and original and has an interesting double meaning. Furthermore, short descriptions accompany the exhibits.
The buildings are the main features of the compositions which they have been from the very beginning of my artistic activity. They are the centre, the soul of the compositions. But, besides that, the works display the parts of the whole World picture realistically depicting all the details. Finally I want to present the collection as one of the unique philosophic volumetric (3D) paintings. But not virtual paintings, vanishing from the display after the disconnection of the power supply, - but real, hand-made from the start to the finish.
Both my philosophy and art are closely connected to a Space theme. Primarily we all came into our World from the Universe, and we will remain in this Universe forever. The expanse, which we call Space, is a great infinitive Ocean; it has its own laws and rules. Everyone is an infinitesimal part of Space, and Space is a part of each of us. Everybody creates, here on Earth, their own little worlds, making the parts of common infinite space. All our lives are a sequence of creations, positive or negative creations. Creations of ourselves, of relationships, of family, children, happiness, creations of material objects, of beauty and intellectual subjects. Possibly, our worlds will remain with us forever.
I want to open my Universe to you, which I, myself, created, and in which I live in.
To date this project is non-profit making. That means I don't realise any income or financial advantage from this project. The ability to create these 'small Worlds' was given me at birth, as a gift. But any gift is a great responsibility. Therefore I give you my enormous work, the work of my whole life, as a gift. A gift for you, my dear visitors. That sounds naive and, perhaps a little conceited, but my main purpose is to show the beauty, and various scenes of our World, the strength of the human spirit and a person's life choices, to show the sense of life, the thoughts, fate's turns and, possibly, the result of human aspirations.
None of the present art work is for sale. The value of this collection, the creation of which took decades, is it's indivisibility. Every piece took a great amount of work, my energy and time. Therefore this collection is, to me, priceless. My whole life is projected in this collection.
Finally, a few numbers. Based on my catalogue, along my life I made 112 model of buildings, architectural constructions and techniques, from small forms and hedges to the complexes. In summary; all my models consist of 80 470 tiny handmade details and elements. The collection of art works presented in this page, consists of 41 554 details and elements. I devoted all my free time for making of these works.
Most of all, I hope you will pause in the round of your routines and busy lives and look at our amazing, fantastic, wonderful World from another angle, and have a good rest. I'll be very glad if the moods, thoughts and energy which I poured into my work, will be transferred to you.
Have a nice perusal!
One of thousands. Where did the talents come from?
Among the people, the different fates
One strange always appears.
He will live by another way, but his life
Will be remembered over the centuries.
He is neither from light nor from darkness
He doesn`t aspire to power and wealth.
He goes by another way, by the hard way,
Which is not understandable to you.
But he feels our World sensitively
And to create – he gave a vow.
Create the beautiful masterpieces
And brightly he realizes that promise.
The promise that was given to the Universe
Which goes like a line between the stars.
He is persevering like stone,
His head is always full of dreams.
He is creating with his spirit`s power
The creatures which will survive the ages.
Because of such people our great World
Will exist always, will develop to the best.
…Architecture… Look at the village structure
Constructed many centuries ago.
The people built their own houses
And everyone was happy with his one.
But the master thought about another,
He built churches, bridges, bell towers.
He created masterpieces for people-
The unearthly beautiful creatures...
The centuries have gone away, those people also
But the master`s creativity continues to live
Everyone sees those creatures everywhere
And their ”flight” will be always everlasting.
Nobody here… But the Master is with us
In spite of his entering Perpetuity.
In all his works is his consciousness
His energy… and his great work.
/ Inspired by the ancient northern Russian villages. Designed by me. /
This work is constructed of 9 634 handmade details and elements.
Dark frozen forest noises at night sadly.
Nothing can be changed that has occurred so.
To huddle inside, stay silent, closed from all,
To break the bad development of fate.
The soul`s hearth is nearly cold and doesn`t smolder
It does not heat a far ago cooled down home
All that we loved was sadly forgotten
That time. We don`t think any more about that.
But a way exists among the snowy trees and creeks
That lightly sparkle in the stars reflection.
The chosen one could go by that way
Who melts ice, so fire will blaze again –
In that Soul`s hearth and home will be heat
And one will settle with Soul at home forever.
/ Inspired by the life of a great Serafim Sarovsky. /
This work is constructed of 1 110 handmade details and elements.
The life as is...
Life storms like a stormy lake at night
We rush through it, we aren`t aware where we go
We`re looking for something that we do not have
In the deep turbid layers of our lives.
Nobody is allowed to go without loss,
Nobody passed his way without disasters.
But one could become almost happy here, -
One, who gained wisdom in this hard life.
He is weathered by the winds of miseries,
Full of deprivations, stands on the shatters of entity,
He found his island and went through his life
To the end without losing his conscience.
/ Inspired by Onega’s architecture. /
This work is constructed of 1 302 handmade details and elements.
Reminiscent of our dreams...
Our childhood was over many years ago..
What did you dream about, what did you like there?
What business did you wish for? What did you learn?
Ooh… Have you forgotten those thoughts now?
Our ancestors dreamt about that –
The way to Space was found, a new Era began-
“Let`s fly like Yuri (Gagarin), all on Earth will await us!...”
And people saw in that their main life`s mission.
And it was possible to dream and build the World
Earth`s Paradise was close to nations in those years.
Humanity could go toward the mysterious stars,
Discovering the secrets of the Space Worlds and galaxies.
But our World fell down another way,
Another era came and other people,
Space was given up. But people got Iphones -
The entrance to the Universe, but virtual entry.
You keep your mobile phone in your hands.
Keep it permanently, always, everywhere.
But are you happy? Answer, please, yourself!
Has your dream come true?...Well, now let`s forget that.
/ Inspired by childhood dreams. /
This work is constructed of 1 625 handmade details and elements.
Human life is transient,
It flies quickly like a dream.
What is it for? Someone knows that.
Important – don`t regret the end.
Everybody has his own resource,
Everybody has a natural gift.
Someone does business well,
Someone inspired a dream.
Only one common resource
Was given from Creation forever.
Time! Time! The term defined -
To live the life. The goal is hard.
What did you do, give to our World?
Life goes away… And it is not a trifle -
What treasures are you finding now?
The life was given not for the hell of it.
/ Inspired by the wooden buildings on Kizhi. (Russia, Kizhi Island in the region of Karelia, 1714 – 1764). /
This work is constructed of 7 254 handmade details and elements. Scale: 1:300.
The series of "Treasures of the nation".
There is a lot of jewellery in our lives,
But very few are really valuable.
Those that shine with golden light in the sunset,
Attract us like a Necklace of antiquity.
…And what about us? We are created of the stars` spalls!
But long ago we all forgot how to shine.
We`re the “crumbs”, - the Necklace of the stars` sparks!
But long ago we broke with Space our line…
We live in the consumption`s sad World,
And other valuables excite our Souls.
Perhaps that`s why we can`t break the circle
Of permanent infinite troubles everywhere.
Eh, we could live in harmony, together…
Is it so much we need for our life?
To save the Planet, to create, increase happiness…
But it`s so difficult to change everyone.
Oh, maybe we turn back to our source?!
The chapels call us in the lawn in late time.
Let us become the Necklace of the Globe!
And never Peace will leave us in the life.
/ Inspired by the ancient wooden architecture of northern Russia.
Originals (from left to right, top to bottom):
The Paraskeva Pyatnitsa chapel (From Podyelniki village, XIX century.).
The wind mill (From Volkostrov village, 1929.).
The Mikhail Arhangel chapel (Lelikozero village, XVIII century.).
The Lazarus Rising church (Kizhi island, XVIII century.).
The hunter’s forest house.
The Bogoroditsa Sign chapel (Korba village, XVIII century.).
The barn (From Kokkoila village, Kareliya, 1892.)
This work is constructed of 2 548 handmade details and elements.
"Leaves in the autumn rain...”
In memory of the Man.
The ancient house! You “have lived” so many years.
That story began then, in the long ago centenary.
There was our home. A man appeared in it.
Snow melted, it was sunny everywhere.
The life wasn`t easy, the way also hard.
Miseries have gone, when the summer winds came,
When in the house voiced loud child`s laugh,
With beams of a world of happiness lighted up.
The years went away and life went by.
People became older, the house lower.
With the cold autumn rain soon sorrow came.
The man went, looking back, forever.
He looked at the life, at empty home.
Light left the houses` dark eyed-windows.
…Snowstorms came then and swamped forever it.
And house has gone too, with the sunrise of winter…
I told my life`s story to all of you,
So you remember, how they loved and rejoice,
Have lived their lives the house and the man,
And till the End in that World they were both together.
/ Samara region, the village of Sergievsk, XIX-XX centuries. /
This work is constructed of 784 handmade details and elements.
We all are running along our lives to somewhere…
Has it given us happiness - to overtake time?
To catch up the dream, take off on the wings to the heavens…
But possibly, our whole life is a Mirage.
Perhaps, one day we will wake up at sunrise
And suddenly we will see the Past like a dream.
And we will not respond to anyone there.
Life passed quickly like lightning`s tracery.
Along our life we try to achieve the Mirages,
We went through the deserts and dreamt “to find a source”.
But our happiness was always not far from us.
We didn’t comprehend that until the end…
/ Inspired by the Arabian stories. Designed by me. /
This work is constructed of 3 042 handmade details and elements.
"The Russian national passion. The dachas."
There are so many interests in our Globe,
And so much passion is hidden inside us.
As we travel through the fast stream of our lives -
We think about our own gratification sometimes.
Life can be very dull without interests,
All the days merge into one infinite stream…
But we could find a germ of talent
In our souls and develop it.
There are a lot of country houses in Russia,
Also a lot of villas in the overseas states.
They are a passion, an exciting passion –
People develop the garden, grow the plants.
Build a community of kind people,
Who build their houses and their world,
For the Globe`s prosperity they planted
A lot of trees and bushes and flowers.
We will aspire to create that,-
So our Globe will be coloured and bright!
Let`s find our capabilities,
And fortune always will shine on us!
/ Inspired by Russian dachas architecture. Designed by me. /
This work is constructed of 3 468 handmade details and elements.
"Behind the mirror. The house at the blue lake."
Staring into eternity...
We will all sometime go far away,
An unsteady hedge screens us from the mirrored world.
It is not for us to learn the game of fate,
Eternity will show all our consequences.
Build your life and coziness here, on Earth
Maybe, it will be reflected in that mirror.
Somewhere a castle may await you in that world
Which you so clearly see in your nightly dreams.
There warmth seeps from the heavens in a soft light;
And life is easy, beauty is all around.
Quiet as a whisper the autumn forest rustles
And your past life the lake will clearly mirror.
/ Designed by me. /
This work is constructed of 630 handmade details and elements.
A strong valiant knight is living
On the cold ground, in a harsh land.
But not with warlike power he is filled,
But with soft strength that wise man attracts.
That knight Bogatyr doesn`t rule with a heavy mace,
And doesn`t threaten to solve all with aggression.
He thinks about all with the clearest minds,
Aspires to give his kindness to the World.
It`s not too hard to live on our huge Globe,
If Soul, Mind and Conscience aren’t empty.
To grow in wit, grow wiser, share happiness,
And let all our thoughts be very clean.
Like Bogatyr, the strongest among the strong,
To meet calmly that which has been given by fate.
To keep the peaceful Soul unwaveringly,
And thousands around will get repose.
/ Inspired by the ancient wooden architecture of northern Russia (Original - the Church of Assumption. (Condopoga village, Karelia 1774)) /
This work is constructed of 1 628 handmade details and elements.
"Milky Way. Sun system. The planet Earth... The HOME."
Look “from the other distant Worlds”
At the Earth, - blue amazing “crumb”,
And at your home – the best on the Globe.
It can defend from the evil.
It cares for you hearth and saves
Space of your consciousness.
You so love it… But there is -
A gerbil in the Universes` secrets.
/ Inspired by the ancient wooden architecture of northern Russia. (Original – Oshevnev`s house (From Oshevnevo village, 1876)) /
This work is constructed of 2 235 handmade details and elements.
Born on Earth, looking towards the stars in search of perfection.
He who was born on Earth, cannot
Achieve a distant Universe.
But there is the Soul. So you can fly…
Like an arrow toward the Stars.
Like a sharp darting needle quickly
Piercing through the worlds and space.
Then to come back as a bright comet
And lighting the wandering way.
/ Inspired by the great town of Sarov. (The original is the bell tower of the Sarov monastery, built in 1799). /
This work is constructed of 1 863 handmade details and elements.
The first serious work of art. The year 1987,
the gift for my father
Yesterday all seemed inviolable
Today life was broken in a trice.
And time instantly ceased,
Has stopped, as the utmost breath.
… We all forget about being happy,
Want nothing, nothing appreciate
Only the sadness of remembrance
Heats us under the autumn rain.
A life is so formed, turned out…
Pain will always be felt in the Soul.
So sadly – time hasn`t finally stopped.
The reason is one, only instant…
on his birthday. 2 years before my childhood ended.
This work is constructed of 392 handmade details and elements.
"The keeper of Perpetuity"
The years and days flash by quickly,
We sadly look at their traces.
We live and hardly understand,
Why were we born into this World.
But there were people who were “made of steel”,-
They laboured for our World.
And nations near them prospered
With great ancient achievements.
Many huge cities grew up there
Under their clever leadership,
And the enemies in their armadas
Fled far, far away from them.
They paid a huge price, remained honest,
Devoted their lives to the Motherland
They ensured Eternity, and the Keeper
Attentively saved their peace.
These people should be our role models
Who show us how to cherish the World.
And the descendants should admire them
When proudly mentioning their names.
/ Inspired by the church of Peter and Pavel, Saint Petersburg (The original was built in 1733). /
This work is constructed of 1 320 handmade details.
To those who wait us...
A small house at the edge of a village
Stands like in ancient time, in its spring`s bright days,
And still don`t die away the candle`s fire of hope -
One believes there that we ever will come back.
The business` streams caught us nowadays very strongly,
Reminiscence of former comes only in the dreams.
So far all those who believed to us and loved us.
But how happy we have been in those lands!..
That was our childhoods` World heated of warmness.
We waited when we will come back to that lovely place,
Surrounded of the legends` ancient stories,
When altogether we met there at dinett.
Our close surrounded us with care and attention,
We felt there warmness of their darling eyes.
We looked ahead, like from the highest mountain,
It was another World, - and we remembered that not once…
Those years passed far ago, but like in that time
The candle burns. And so important don`t forget -
To stop your run, and visit the home with great love…
May be, that meeting will be final in this life…
/ Designed by me. /
This work is constructed of 396 handmade details. It was made as a gift for my close friend. Now the work is located in France.
In the high mountains, by the crystals` waterfalls,
Where the beads of precious water flew around,
The clouds melted on the snowbound peaks -
There the Little Prince lived, dreamt, gave life and loved.
He loved to scatter the swirling snowflakes
Upon those far away snowy high peaks,
To fill the rushing creeks with crystal waters,
Which always brings life to the low-lying valleys.
He loved to paint the meadows with a variety of colours,
To fill the balmy air with the snow`s cleanliness.
He performed miracles, and the World became brighter!...
But people didn`t appreciate his difficult work.
They laughed: «He is so strange, so crazy!
So stupidly does he want to spend his life!».
The Prince was forgotten, he closed his Soul.
And suddenly vanished, went off to his flower World.
So never will that mountain land
Light up for an instant so brightly
With that unearthly loveliness, -
The mirroring of far Galaxies…
/ Inspired by Prince Oldenburgsky`s life in Georgia, and Antoine de Saint-Exupery`s novel. /
This work is constructed of 2 016 handmade details and elements.
My Captain! What expects you in that far land?
Will you fill that place with the beauty of your Soul?
What waits you after the storms and deprivations?
Calmness and love? Or will you perish then
In deep oblivion of eternal darkness?...
Assol, don`t hurry to despair!
/ Inspired by Australia /
This work is constructed of 562 handmade details and elements.
There is a World where a Soul lives.
There lush green plants and flowers weave together
Eternal palms over the water bend,
They rustle their leaves above the creeks.
The azure Ocean kicks sand into the waves,
Its power gives us passion of inspiration.
Surf smites upon the high brown cliffs,
It`s always summer, happiness lives there.
And life is easy, lovely and calm…
Where is all that?! Rough weather whirled long ago.
The dream has melted like loud childhood’s laugh.
We run faster, forward, without stopping.
We run there where we expect to meet success,
The money, power, fame… But the shy whisper
Repeats to us – Why? Where? And for how long?
Think about that... What will we achieve at the finale?
We could go peacefully, with kindness, without mishap,
To feel in our Soul and, with open eyes
Look at the World and see the Milky Way.
Follow the Star, that brightly shines for us.
Take back our azure Paradise,
And settle there with the Soul… Is it possible???
/ Inspired by southeastern Asia. /
This work is constructed of 4145 handmade details and elements.
Our world glorified of epic heroes
Who in misery’s horrible time,
Among invasion and disasters,
Saved us, and our ancient clans.
They stood like walls in thunderstorms,
Kept, cared, saved all behind
And happiness sprouted for the future
Gratefully thanking them for us.
This work is under construction.
/ Inspired by the ancient wooden buildings of the towns. /
There are 340 details were made for this art work for today. The work is continued.
This work is under construction.
/ Inspired by Australia /
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