The Russian lace series is reinvention of tradition, graphics in volume, an ornament gone beyond the plane.
Every single piece of the series is created of wire. The sculptor again plays on the contrast between material and shape, giving the metal sculptures the lightness and permeability peculiar to the lace.
Wires are comparable to lines drawn on a sheet of paper to form some elaborate patterns and ornaments. The language of abstraction stands here as the language of tradition. We perceive recurring elements as a familiar cultural code.
In the Russian lace, a viewer can discern various types of ornaments, such as geometric, symbolic, and astral ones. Together they form some hybrid form, concentration of meanings embodied in metal. Despite the declared theme of Russian specifics, the series rather affirms the indivisibility of the world cultural heritage and local specificity. Russian motives are flickering and elusive here. They can be guessed in the sharpness of forms reminding of stars atop Christmas trees. And the barbed wire itself resembles snowflakes, so common for severe Russian winter.