Monday, March 4, 2013

The Sirin

"The Sirin" is a piece that Torpedo Factory Artist and silk painter Anya Yakubovskaya crated last fall for a couple's 50th wedding anniversary. The slavic Sirin is based on the Greek legend of the sirens, but unlike them, represents joy and happiness, instead of danger and death.

Over the course of roughly two weeks, I photographed the project and documented the creation of the piece. The images were featured in a Torpedo Factory Weblog Article and finally lead to the creation of a Picture Panel.

The images show the creative process:

They include some stills:

And, of course, they show the piece itself:

Since last November I had planned to create a Picture Panel from the images. It was high on my list, but I never really found the time to do it. Last week, however, I managed to work on it and finally created the "Sirin" picture panel:

The panel has a simple and straightforward design and is 16" by 12" in size. It shows the creative process and some details of the piece. It is on display in Studio 306 of the Torpedo Factory. The panel is for sale.