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"Wishing Star"

24.00"W x 30.00"H x 1.0"D

$840 (Shipping Included)

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Anna Yakubovskaya

Alexandria, VA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: message art, believe, unconditional love, hope, religious, spiritual art, inspiring women, woman portrait, angel wings, angel

Media: batik, silk painting on silk

Size: 24"W x 30"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2016

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This sweet angel is putting together a puzzle of life where everybody is happy, everything is in order, and everyone is in their right place. A wishing star is just about to fall to make someone’s dream come true...

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The creation of this original silk painting included several steps. First I made a drawing and traced it onto silk. Then, I painted a sunny, light yellow background to make the whole picture to have a warm glow. Then, I outlined the design with resist. Next, I painted the picture with fabric dyes. The final step is the steaming process.

Steaming is necessary to set the dyes and make them permanent. I steam not only my wearable items, but wall hangings as well. It makes them sun tolerant and protected from humidity.
The colors are very strong and do not fade like water colors.

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The silk is stretched onto acid free canvas.

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Size 24"/30"

The wire is already attached on the back to hang it.
The sides are painted, so a frame is not necessary.

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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