Artists Speak – Dealing with Isolation

Alexandra Tytarenko – Figurative Sculptor

“Over the past several weeks, I have been taking more time on working with sculpture from home. I also found myself also spending more time reading, observing and learning about other artists and their creative processes – which has been a source of inspiration during an otherwise isolating period. This has definitely helped me stay busy and optimistic.

My husband and I live in Ottawa, close to our daughter and two young grandchildren. I started sculpting when I lived in Winnipeg and continued after our family moved to Ontario and lived in Toronto for a period of time. In general, I find myself being inspired by nature, as well as by the expression of human emotion – which have a certain beauty and honesty 73AEB860-60FF-40C2-BC8E-99FFE79658E5to them. A large focus of my works are portraits or figures, sometimes themselves being engaged in art, such as music or dance.  I have frequently worked with stone or winterstone (a concrete-based substance), but have recently been also using resin more often, which I find can create interesting effects. Attached is a picture of a piece I am currently working on – a portrait of a close friend and sculptor, Leo Mol, who I had the pleasure of knowing dating back to my time in Winnipeg (attachment #1).

 While the world around us seems to be filled with uncertainty and change every day, I try to stay optimistic and am glad to be part of the Ottawa community. And Skype definitely helps during this time! Wishing you all to stay safe and healthy – take care of yourselves.”

To see more work by Alexandra Tytarenko, please visit our Online Gallery at https://sculptureottawa.ca/online-gallery-2/ 

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