Our new spotlight is about a creative and independent artist – Polina Zakharova (IB Y2 student). She has done a huge amount of artwork during this academic year, most of which is related to lobsters and splash studies, as well as a lot of figure drawings. She says that she takes her inspiration from any strong feeling, especially feelings from strong affection or hatred. As an emotional and sensitive person, her works are her way of expressing her feelings and her way of dealing with her feelings. She usually becomes inspired when experiencing powerful emotions.
“It wasn’t me, who chose lobsters, it was lobsters, who choose me.” This idea came spontaneously, as have most of her artworks. The definition she found, stated: Lobsters symbolize independence, solitude and regeneration. They live in seclusion, hiding themselves on the sea floor among the rocks and seaweed. ”After I’ve created some of the artworks with lobsters, I looked up the definition of this word and realized that there are a lot of similarities in the symbolic definition of lobsters with my own self.”
Her future plans are to apply to a couple of universities in America. However her biggest wish is to run her own gallery or even work as an art director in one of the leading art museums in the world. “Art in my greatest and favorite passion.”
In my opinion, she is very special person, who has a great ability to see something new and interesting in normal and ordinary things, and create great works of art from it.