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Elena Zolotnitsky

Inspired For Life


When I was 6 or 7 years old growing up in Moscow, some 30 years before the experience made its way into the consciousness of my journey, I liked to "play secrets". As an only child I had to occupy myself somehow and that game was as good as any because I could easily do it on my own. It involved wrappers for chocolates. The ones that you've managed to consume of course! The better chocolates - the more intricate the rappers were. The best were the ones with the picture in the middle (it could even be a tiny replica of some famous Russian masterpiece hanging at Tretyakov Gallery) and the silver lining. After spending hours on folding them, still smelling of chocolate, just right, completed with the silver design of the lining leaf, you had to hunt for another essential element of a "secret". That would be a piece of glass. The beer bottled ones, amber in color were the most magical. Then you had to bury the folded wrapper with the glass on top in the shallow grave of the playground's dirt. That was a "secret". The magic happened when the young "artist", on all fours and with her nose close to the ground, started to push the dirt away with a single finger in a slow circular motion, clearing the tiny window of colored glass.... What a transformation! In the first shock of discovery it takes you a while to comprehend what you are actually seeing.....Then it sinks in: a mystery of the familiar....And the feeling! Of wonder, of revelation! I think that all my life I am chasing that feeling - the mystery to be discovered. That instantaneous shift of reality, the recognition of magic.




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24x12 (SOLD)

BECOMING: Extinct Series
10x14 (SOLD)

Capricho #1
12x12, oil & gold leaf on mylar mounted on panel. $3,500

Color Purple
12.5x12.5, oil & gold leaf on mylar mounted on panel. $3,200

Easy Does It: Extinct Series
6x6, oil on mylar. $2,800

ETUDE-VERT:
Extinct Series

12x12, oil on panel. $3,500
 

HER: Extinct Series
13.5x15.5, oil on mylar mounted on panel. $4,000
 

Immersed
18x18, oil on paper. $5,800
 

Large Blue: Extinct Series
23x23, oil & gold leaf on mylar mounted on panel. $7,200

Message In The Bottle
14x14, oil & gold leaf on mylar mounted on panel. $3,800

SPRING
12x12 (SOLD)
 

Summer Perfect
13x13, oil on mylar mounted on panel. $3,800

Takes Two To Tango: Extinct Series
16x16,oil on paper mounted on panel. $5,000

Untitled: Swimmer
12x12, oil on mylar mounted on panel. $3,200

Yellow Rose
10x10, oil on mylar mounted on panel. $2,800
 


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