Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves. - - - Bill Hicks
Story of my life:
When I was little I believed that I was living in a magical world, full of souls and spirits that could be sensed in each creature or object. I thought that everything was alive and had a remarkable life story. My cynical adult mind tells me that I was exposed to too many of Andersen’s fairytales at that time. I also remember that I could spend hours in a meadow, observing bugs, butterflies, grass hoppers, flowers, and everything else one can find outside. I could contemplate a pattern on a butterfly’s wing or flower petal for a long time. It seemed like I was living in a beautiful kingdom, full of love and vibration.
It was a disappointment to grow up and learn about the real world.
What’s up with wars, beautiful weapons, famine? I don’t like it.
Could it be that I am not from here?
Did aliens dropped off me here to write some-kind of a research paper, because I lost a bet or something?
Not funny, and I want back. I want to go back to a place where we all help each other, care about the environment, love animals, women after 40 don’t gain weight and galleries accept all kind of art-works.
Anita Zotkina was born in Odessa, USSR in 1971. She was introduced to art by her parents who were art-lovers, and who provided art supplies and encouraged her to paint at a very young age. She became a full time artist when she was 18. Her paintings were sold at the Odessa City Garden as well as various galleries. At the age of 27 she immigrated to New England, US and where she continued her artistic career. Anita doesn’t focus on one subject or on one medium. Things come in waves for her, and her art expresses stages of her inner world. She never knows what she will believe tomorrow and what will be her next venture. She gets inspired by everything: people, wine, Europe, music, radio-shows, books and etc. Recently the YouTube channel became her greatest inspiration. That is where she learned about Peter Joseph and Zeitgeist movement, Dr. Greer and extraterrestrial visitors, Guy McPherson and abrupt climate change, and many other fascinating things. She wants the viewers of her art to concentrate on their thoughts and feelings, to think about dinosaurs (i.e. they were once a very important part of the Earth and now they are gone), be in peace and love the universe.