Legacy of Wild
I wanted to depict man’s connection with nature. It does not only involve love, sympathy towards flowers, trees etc. We are connected and we cannot exist without each other. Man is a part of nature. At the same time it is not some kind of obligatory or tedious link. Nature for us is like a permanent refuge. Grand, powerful, but beautiful and breathtaking. We as people are dependent on nature’s offerings (as I have also shown in my picture), but we make our own contribution to nature in this great cycle. Although it may seem humankind is becoming increasingly distanced from nature and is not as tied to it as in the old times, the fact remains that we need each other. For this reason it is very sad to see and know that a lot of natural systems are in danger or altogether destroyed because of man’s activity.
I love forests the most – dark, mysterious or full of life and light. They are endless and unique, reminiscent of something innate. Something that has always existed. Forests are not like city streets that change with time, becoming either modern or, on the contrary, old-fashioned. Forests remain basically the same, but for some reason they always manage to fascinate me.
I am 26 years old and I come from Estonia. There is at least one thing I have always done and loved doing in my life – and that is drawing. I have finished a children’s art school, but other than that I have been learning and doing art independently. For me it is something I can express my inner world with; I can depict the truths of life in a much more unique and fantastic way that they appear in reality. This is why I love art. It is interesting to observe life, its various patterns and truths. It inspires me and feeds me with more ideas. And although I have always depicted people in my drawings, my greatest source of inspiration is nature. Or more specifically – forests. They are silent places where I can feel my thoughts start to come alive. But it is not just silence that encourages inspiration – everything I see around me in nature is fascinating. It makes me feel good, and when I feel good, I get good ideas.