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Princessmermaid4
Princessmermaid4

"Underwater Conversation"

35.00"W x 35.00"H x 0.0"D

$360 (Shipping Included)

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Anna Yakubovskaya

Alexandria, VA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: whimsical, imaginative, oceanic, fairytale, lionfish, shells, sea turtle, sea creatures, land-sea-sky, underwater, mermaid

Media: silk painting on silk scarf

Size: 35"W x 35"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2017

Ready to Hang

I love to paint the magical, bright underwater world. Of course I think of fairy tale creatures such as mermaids.
In art, mermaids are portrayed in a variety of ways. Mine is gentle and peaceful.
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Mermaid was hand painted on 100% silk crepe de chine with fabric dyes. They are set by professional steaming process, so the silk dye bonds with the silk at the molecular level. The colors are very brilliant and permanent. They don't fade, even after repeated washing.
Silk dye leaves no texture on silk, so it stays smooth and soft.
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This is a multipurpose item, so you may use it as you wish.
It can be worn as a scarf.
It could also be a wall decoration.
It can be framed or hung as it is.

Anna Yakubovskaya was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, a vibrant city beside the banks of the Neva River. Growing up, she was exposed to a variety of cultures and artistic influences of former Soviet Republics. Through fine and applied arts, literature, and performance, the arts have been interwoven through her life from a young age. She attended high school with an artistic focus, afterwards completing a degree in industrial design at the St. Petersburg Art and Industry Academy, formerly known as V.I. Mukhina. Anna worked in illustration, stage design for children’s theatre, and taught art classes, meanwhile raising three children and moving to the United States. She was finally able to return to her joy of working with textiles about ten years ago, focusing on batik, a technique in silk painting. She now lives in Alexandria, Virginia, bringing her ideas to life at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Her studio overlooks the Potomac River—though the scene is different from her home, there is a certain familiarity of city life by the water.

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