Astrix – Just in Time

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Донбасс

Пока писала свои воспоминания о городе моего детсва, Донецке, нашла интересный пост в одном блоге. Всем кому интересны  шахты, терриконы и пейзаж индустриального центра, смотрите.

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Pedestrianstreet

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Writing in progress…

The immense amount of pain I have left from my past is undescribable. It just never seems to go away. In my short twenty four years I have lived an extraordinary life, full of strange, fateful events and circumstances. It feels like I lived many lifes. But the load I carry is heavy, it follows me around everywhere I go. So I decided to write a book about it. It will be like a confession, but it will definitely be entertaining too. My life had it all, tragedies, drama, mysteries, adventures, action, happiness, love and hate.. I will post an excerpt from it some time in the nearest future. Be prepared people, its gonna be hardcore!! lool

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My ancestors & Me

It was really strange to discovered last year that I come from a noble family with a family tree which runs back to 15th century. My one side of ancestors came from Saxony, were nobles under the name of Von Hildenbrandt, some being as high as generals and state advisors. My other side came from Northen Caucasus and far east and were free warriors or “cossaks”. Here are few pictures of the noble family of my great-great-great-grandparents Hildenbrandt, as well as my other ancestors and a few pictures of me in childhood.

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The theme of roads in my artwork

I have been wondering  what my next artwork would be about and I seem to have so many ideas, but none of them are deep and strong enough yet to really make a great piece. I have been split between wanting to draw something dark, such as despair, longing, strong emotions; or something utopian, light and positive and dreamy. I really like the concept of the Kayne Wests video “Paranoid” as the inspiration, the colors and confused state of mind, the night and of course, the road. I am very fasinated of roads and highways, spacious avenues and generally anything that symbolises speed, escapism, path to the future and dreams. Somehow it always brings out strong emotions in me, the unachievable dream of driving away to fantasies of the ideal happiness, or some grand experiences, glamouros events, great expectations and hopes. To me, a road is also a symbol of neverending search and strive, for someone or something out there, weather it is a dark fairytale or an idealistic dream. The haroad theme in my art always puts emphasis on the linear progression, on the main subject of the artwork, on the wastness of the world that character is “living” in. The road does not separate the past from the future, because roads do not have one specific starting point or destination. The characters in my artwork do not start at a specific point either, they are always in the middle, on their way to nowhere from nowhere and their journey seems to have no begining or end. The road is always a “way”, which brings out the dynamism in the artwork, the motion and enhances the feeling of endlessness around the central figure. The roads lead forth, without being abrupt, they give a sense of contiunity of life and give a certain flow/story line. Driving or walking on the road is almost like ruling over the reality, the kind of control over ones life and death one would love to have in all aspects of life. Therefore roads and speed are so tempting and addicting. I have never been tired of drawing them or driving on them, every time it is a new feeling of coming one step closer to the elusive dream which becons me from afar…

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