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When I was pregnant with my son Yuri 12 years ago, I really wanted him to be surrounded by beautiful, magical, non-standard interior

When the great aggression of Russia on Ukraine started in February 2022, Yuri and myself were in Kharkov. And even after a couple of months of bombing I felt that I must keep doing my work there ó volunteering and helping everyone who needed my physical help. I categorically decided that I would not be poisoned by the aggression, I felt that I must be constructive and generate even more love and desire in my heart to win with the power of love, kindness and faith. It is a very empowering experience to paint thin fragile mirrors being calm and concentrated, while bombs are falling and sirens are howling at the same time. The 7 mirrors of 33cm in diameter, which had been painted at that period of my life, have travelled thousands of kilometers to Silchester with me.
Needless to say that I am hoping to continue to sell and receive new orders and keep drawing, as this is my gift, skills, job today that gives me the opportunity to help my dear friends and colleagues (artists, actors, directors, musicians) that are serving at the front in Ukraine now. Perhaps through this article I can find some people close by that will enjoy my Art.
Now this is already a concept. Ukraine is now a mirror for the whole world. And each country sees its own reflection. Ukraine mirrors the problems in politics, in the economy, in corruption, in the cultural interactions of each country. When we look in the mirror, we see things as they are, which is impossible to see without a mirror.
What does your brand name Sivook mean?
- Sivook is actually a historical figureó itís a pagan artist of Ukraine, who tiled the mosaics in The Church of Kievís Sophia together with some Italian and German masters. So I read the novel that described in detail the story of this young artist, who did not accept the forced baptism by Vladimir in 988 ó Sivook firmly believed that he already had his own religion, which he would not give up. So being impressed by his unbreakable spirit, I took his name as my artistic pseudonym as I also strongly believe that itís crucial to stay truthful with yourself following your dreams, faith and values. Not to mention that actually the name Sivook is very consonant and close to my real last name.

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Craft Mirrors

Silchester, Berkshire