LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
My name is Kuzmina Iryna Volodymyrivna. I was born on the 20th of October, 1972 in Tomsk, Russia, where I lived until the year 1980 when I together with my family moved to the small city Lutsk in the western part of Ukraine.
At present, my father is deceased and my mother is retired. Also, I have a younger sister Yana, she is 40 years old.
From 1980 to 1987 attended Lutsk school N18.
From 1988 to 1991 studied at Lutsk State Medical School, graduated with distinction.
During the period from 1992 to 1997 studied at the Eastern European National University, majoring in biology and geography. During that period of time I was involved in many different projects connected not only to medicine and science, but also to art and perception. I leaded artistic clubs, organized events and took part in exhibitions.
From 1997 to 2006 worked in the State Department of Motor Vehicles of the Volyn region.
Since 2006 became an entrepreneur and opened a business in the field of commercial vehicles maintenance and auto service.
On August 2008 got married. I have two children. The older child is 20 years old, she is a student. The younger daughter is 11 and goes to school.
Since autumn 2018 decided to delve into art and turn it into my major occupation. A desire to change, try something new completely changed my style of living and opened to me the door of new opportunities and possibilities. That is how I discovered weaving and understood that I have finally found my calling! This activity holds a special place in my heart.
I weave in Modern Macrame technique, combining ancient traditions and personal vision. I am a self-taught artist and come up with patterns, art objects and final works in general on my own. I seek inspiration from the beauty of nature, the change of seasons and all the basic things and details, which we don’t always notice, but which make life as wonderful as it is. My main goal is to raise awareness of fragility and vulnerability of our Earth and all its natural wonders. I also want to draw attention to the necessity of nature pristine look preservation. All art works and made with love and care for the environment, that is why I use only natural materials, not only in art, but also on a daily basis.
WHO I AM
I am an artist and decor designer. I specialize in Modern Macrame weaving and manual coloring.
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