Natalya Aikens

PO Box 121
Pleasantville, NY US

natalya@artbynatalya.com

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Artist Information for Natalya Aikens

Architecturally inspired, delicately stitched: that is the motto for my art. The core of my art is deeply rooted in my Russian heritage and the architectural imagery of St. Petersburg and New York City, coupled with the use of recycled materials such as paper, plastics, and vintage fabrics. Computer photo manipulation, and intense hand and machine stitching, and translucent effects are the techniques I favor.

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Nikolsky Cathedral

Nikolsky Cathedral12"x12"  

St. Pete Cathedrals series is an intensely hand stitched and layered collection of work that attempts to show the ethereal beauty of sacred and spiritual Russian church architecture.



Crosswalk

Crosswalk8"x8"  

The City Lines series is the newest series in my repertoire. It is inspired by New York City: small alleyways, huge avenues, cracked pavement, glass skyscrapers, brick storefronts, vibrant graffiti, grand bridges and rusting fire escapes.



Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia12"x12"  

I am currently creating portraits of homes using ephemera collected by the owner of the home so that the artwork is special and meaningful to the person who lives there. Each portrait is guaranteed to be completely different and individual because you are providing my materials.



Iron Spine 2

Iron Spine 224"x18"  

The City Lines series is the newest series in my repertoire. It is inspired by New York City: small alleyways, huge avenues, cracked pavement, glass skyscrapers, brick storefronts, vibrant graffiti, grand bridges and rusting fire escapes.



City Love Affair 3

City Love Affair 324"x12"  

The City Love Affair series is the continuation of my love affair with St. Petersburg, Russia. Its romantic architecture is always mesmerizing, whether it’s the elaborate facade or the dilapidated back alleyway.