I was born in Burgas on the Black Sea in Bulgaria, a town to which I am still very attached, where I spent all my adolescence under the communist regime, and where my loved ones live. Even today, every time I return, the song of the seagulls and the view of the wheat fields surrounding the sea open my heart.
I moved to Switzerland about 25 years ago to seek a better life.
I was a very young single mom and it was very hard, but today I can say that it was worth it. In Switzerland I graduated in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing, but I always carried art in my heart and I looked for the creative side in everything I did.
So, about five years ago, I decided to leave the field of economics to devote myself completely to my artistic research, attending several schools of art and crafts, including the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana in Milan; the School of Professional Artistic Makeup (MUD) in Milan; the International School of Sculpture in Peccia and workshops at Art studio Sealed Earth in Athens.
In addition, I took part in the start-up of Mosaico Digitale, an innovative product that combines graphic art and interior design.
After exploring different materials and techniques, I focused on the artistic sphere that finally allowed me to best express my inner world, sculpture.
I love what I do, and I do it with great enthusiasm and passion.
I don't usually draw a sketch or provide any measurements, but simply start with an idea I have in mind, and then model with wax, clay, stoneware or plaster. I see the work grow, and I let myself go to the emotions I feel in that moment, and then often at the end I find a sculpture completely different from what I imagined at the beginning. This is the thing I like most about my work: the freedom to break the mold and the chance to surprise myself.
To this day, I continue to attend different trainings and experiment, driven by great motivation and an inexhaustible desire for learning and personal growth.
Recentemente sono stata selezionata per il Premio Vittorio Sgarbi e il Premio Internazionale Michelangelo con l’opera “Revenant”.