I have always been fascinated with storytelling, starting with childhood bedside fables and mythology. Seeking a new challenge, I undertook creating a narrative arc within a static medium, using principles I learned from my previous industries: fashion and film.
My mission is to bring back our childhood imaginations that are drowned out by the everyday bustle in our ever-busy lives. I choose my settings and subject material to draw the viewer back to the folk lore and myths of their youth, hoping to create artwork that inspires the dreamer within.
The fantastical cut paper illustration by Daria Aksenova is a mesmerizing and whimsical world where shadows, texture, color, and light playfully interact with your imagination. Inspired by the stories of fables & folklore from around the globe – each piece offers an escape into another realm. Take the opportunity to personally experience the enchanting shadowbox narratives and acquire unique originals, limited edition prints, and more!
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