CAVIAR

Caviar - The Map of Eastern Promises is in the permanent collection of Brooks Museum of Art, USA. The work portrays the body of a woman in the shape of the Sea of Kyiv, damaged by Chernobyl Explosion (large lake-like water deposit which connects Kyiv with the Zone). The area around it is a map of the Zone, with the soviet collage of caviar factory workers. Yet caviar produced by them is in the shape of embryos, since the explosion damaged female reproduction function and brought upon born-defects in babies. Such was the result of the mythical "Eastern Promises". The artist knows this firsthand, after a number of tragic miscarriages and her child's death as a result of her own exposure to radiation.
Caviar - The Map of Eastern Promises 3x6.5'(92x199cm) mixed media on wood (2010)
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