Throughout the history of art, a sculpted portrait was an artistic representation, which conveyed not only a likeness, personality, and the unique facial qualities of the sitter, in many instances, it also represented power, wealth, and the importance of one's position in society.
As an artist, I wanted to expand upon this idea and create sculpted portraits of children on the opposite spectrum of our society's perception. I decided to sculpt orphaned and abandoned children around the world as a charitable project, to bring these children to light and deeper awareness, to give them a voice, to give them visibility, importance, and deeply felt presence. The idea of this project is to raise funds from each sale of these portraits and donate it to different orphanages around the world, to bring the most vulnerable but not forgotten children to our society's deeper awareness so that others can be inspired to help. I strongly believe in creating meaningful and healing artwork that has the power to transform people's lives. I intentionally infuse my art with positive energy, shining a light on love, beauty, healing connection, and a deeper awareness of our own humanity.
'Katinka's Sunlight, Ukraine' Orphan Series