artbynatalya

ART BY NATALYA

New York, United States · 14 Sales

artbynatalya

ART BY NATALYA

New York, United States 14 Sales On Etsy since 2008

Announcement   Architecturally inspired, delicately stitched: that is the motto for my art.

Visit my website at http://www.artbynatalya.com

For a peek at my creative process and what inspires me, read my blog at http://www.artbynatalya.blogspot.com

Announcement

Architecturally inspired, delicately stitched: that is the motto for my art.

Visit my website at http://www.artbynatalya.com

For a peek at my creative process and what inspires me, read my blog at http://www.artbynatalya.blogspot.com

Natalya Aikens

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Natalya Aikens

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A photo shoot with the shawl and the antique mannequin.

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architectural cornice shawl
architectural cornice shawl
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About

Architecturally inspired, delicately stitched: that is the motto for my art.

The core of my art is deeply rooted in my Russian heritage and the architectural imagery of St. Petersburg and New York City, coupled with the use of recycled materials such as paper, plastics, and vintage fabrics. Computer photo manipulation, and intense hand and machine stitching, and translucent effects are the techniques I favor.

On heritage – My Russian heritage is very important to me, and it is of special importance to be passing it on to my children. I want to share my love of its folklore, decorative traditions and fairytales; I want to glorify these in my art; I am also passionate about St. Petersburg, and all it’s architecture: iconic churches, secular buildings, both new and fading. New York City, as my home base, has also become important to me. These two cities now provide me with endless creative inspirations.

On recycling – I feel guilty and sad when I see trash along the roads, read about the great plastic garbage patch in our oceans and about plastic bags contaminating our recycling. By using the hard-to-recycle materials such as plastic bags, plastic mesh bags and papers in my art, I feel that in a tiny way I am helping the environment and raising awareness of the problem. I also love vintage fabrics and use them liberally in my artwork. When the vintage cloth comes from a family member or a friend, it adds another layer of personal significance to my art. I strive to make all the recyclables in my art look like treasures, regardless of their origin. They must be undetectable in my work, transformed into something sophisticated and beautiful.

On my techniques – I love photography, being an amateur photographer is in my blood. Working on photographs in Photoshop enables me to transform the amateur photograph into a desirable element of my artwork. The sewing machine is one of my most important drawing tools, as are my hands - hand stitching is my favorite way of expressing myself and adding visual texture to almost all my art.

Exploring and marrying together of the disparate influences on my art – heritage and recycling – is my greatest challenge and my greatest pleasure. It is what drives me into my studio everyday.

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  • Natalya Aikens

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    Architecturally inspired, delicately stitched: that is the motto for my art.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 14, 2014
Thank you for looking at my art! I hope you found that special something...
I am an avid recycler, your purchase will be delicately packaged in recycled materials that I encourage you to recycle again.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept payments through PayPal, a secure online payment system that is easy to use.
Credit cards and Etsy gift cards are also welcome.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any problems or questions regarding payment.
Shipping
I will ship within three days of receiving payment, will combine items for shipping and ship Priority Mail in the US with delivery confirmation.
Please contact me for international shipping.
HOLIDAY SHIPPING: Please allow ample time for shipping, because the mail can be slow at this time of the year.
Refunds and Exchanges
All of my art is one of a kind. If something is very wrong when you receive your purchase please contact me right away and I will work on resolving the problem.
Additional policies and FAQs
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