Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Underneath the Bird Cage

Going on top of the hills, to the very bright light of the purpleness fusion.
Once the head of the cat mountain has been reached, we look down at the tiny colonies of ants, all running round what seems like aimlessly, yet all having a purpose, a destiny.

A different creature, something unknown has walked off in the distance. Looking at the world through the colored lenses, through small pieces of plastic, creates a different world, new imagination and outlook is now being created.

Faces were everywhere, carved into every tiny corner, every wall that I'd turn to, were different hidden messages, faces, eagles, creatures. Glowed bright under the moon light, the forest that we had to cross to get to the bird cage, was a very warming place to be that night, very powerful energy was surrounding and swirling around the trees that glowed and stood peacefully in the darkness.
We have come across upon this beautiful piece of metal in the middle of the field. The bird cage stood silently in the moon light, inviting wonderful creatures to come in and find the two floored swing.


Neon,plastic bracelets, lights, bright colorful characters from all over the planet, all stuffed in different rooms with beats blasting from each corner. Never have I truly understood the obsession with such things, however, it is a very beautiful rave scene after all. The obsession with plastic bracelets called candy was always such a silly thing to me but each bracelet, passed on from person to person, has a lot of meaning which was very interesting to notice. Raves were always an interesting place to find yourself in, you never know where you will end up or who you will meet. Giant amounts of energy being spilled out from each single person on the dance floor, creates one of the most amazing scenes. People expressing different body motions and hand movements, bodies touching one another, everyone's minds all connecting together, focusing on the sounds that are being created, that are controlling them almost, what an amazing experience to be a part of. Everyone expressing themselves in their own ways, in their own motions.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Everyone gets born in a specific area, on that particular piece of land that produced all your ancestors and everyone from your type of species;who have left their energies behind. And while you are living in this particular place that you are now becoming more familiar with,you begin to grow out your own roots in that specific place, let out all your energy into the soil of that piece of land. Everyone around the world, has their own roots that were let go off somewhere that are now still there, growing. Roots are everywhere, they are the most important thing not only to the trees but to us as well, our connection to the Earth.

Friday, September 24, 2010

One of the only things that keeps usgoing, what we feel in

ourselves throughout our whole body, that brings people together no matter where they came from is music. People come together from all over the country or even the world to listen to those particular sounds that those artists create. It is amazing to observe such events because even though people meet for the first time in their lives, the goodenergy and peacefulness, creates a warm and welcoming community where everyone is able to connect. Music festivals or shows is like walking through a library, everyone's a character, everyone has many differentand interesting stories to share, everyone is different but yet all are the same. It is always interesting to sit in the middle of it and observe different characters and study people. Their expressions, emotions, actions are so amazing to watch because everyone is lookingfor an adventure, everyone is looking tomake new friends. It's a completely different environment then for example a supermarket where people barely even look at you, give you the fake smile, and walk away. These places, these people, are family. Everyone takes care of each other even if they don't know you, gives you hugs to let you know that you're welcome and to share the good energy and the positive vibrations that everyone is experiencing. It is truly one of the most amazing things to experience and a good place to meet new and interesting people.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wake up

So I have been reading this book by Derrick Jensen and I am learning a lot from it. He is a fantastic writer and even though I get really upset when I learn about how fucked up our situation really is with the environment and our culture, it is the truth. I've been analyzing humans and their actions for sometime now and it's pretty interesting. It's actually pretty scary however, seeing how asleep many of us are. I want to do something to help this planet survive before it's too late even though sometimes I think it would be better if we all just got destroyed honestly. I don't have humans, I love them but our culture went into the wrong direction. People really forgot what life is all about, their is so spirituality left anymore and this culture is really killing the planet, I mean REALLY KILLING THE PLANET. I don't understand how we can think that this is all okay, that we can keep on living like this with this lifestyle, we can't. The world needs to wake up and realize that even though we are recycling, the products such as plastic are still being made which is killing not only thousands of fish and mammals, not only is it poisoning the oceans and the land but it is killing us as well. Plastic is everywhere now, even in us and yes, it causes cancer people.Even if you don't care much for the environment or the animals( even though I don't understand how you couldn't) it will kill your loved ones as well. The industrial civilization has been lying to us for a while now, so many things have been just one big lie all along. Pthalates, used to make plastic soft, is fabricated about a billion pounds per year and now it is found in our blood, urine, saliva, breast milk, and seminal fluid.It is toxic to our reproductive systems. Marine trash kills more than a million seabirds and 100,000 mammals and turtles each year as well as thousands of fish. The garbage patches that are in the oceans have become nearly the size of Africa, they cover 40 percent of all the oceans and 25 of the entire planet. And did you know that 90 percent of the large fish in the oceans are gone, 97 percent of the words native forests have been cut,islands full of great auks are gone, rich runs of salmon are gone, the oceans are filled with plastic, every stream in the USA is contaminated with carcinogens. I can keep going on and on about this. Derrick Jensen is a great author, he describes everything so well, I would really recommend reading some of his books. "Part of the answer to living sustainably is not simply to reuse materials that should never have been made in the first place. It's to not make them at all." Derrick Jensen.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I was born in Ukraine and grew up there until the age of ten. It was a very drastic change for me moving to the US but an interesting experience in my life that made me who I am today. It is always great coming back there every summer and comparing the life and culture of the two countries. Ukraine and the U.S seem like completely two different worlds, however, very similar as well. Even though,the mentality of the people and lifestyles are completely different, the human intentions are very similar because we are all human no matter where we come from after all. The many moments that have been captured during my Ukrainian journey, shows what it is really like, the backroads of the country, the people who have lived there their whole lives, nothing touristic at all. Even though I have been living in the US for quite a while now, I have not considered myself a tourist at all when I go over there, all of my roots, my ancestors, it is all still there, and that is what I try to show through my art work.