Earth Shadow — Deuter
A verdant local from Kharkiv’s city park.
Illya was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine but has spent most of his life growing up in Virginia. He currently resides on the East Coast with his golden retriever Dolya. Illya has curated several art shows and has a background as a digital artist himself. His passions include exploring the role of the computer as an artist, as well as dreams and the subconscious. He keeps a dream journal and hopes to one day be able to fully render his dreams in the virtual space.
Flowers on my babushka’s balcony. She grew them herself!
“When I am dead, then bury me
In my beloved Ukraine,
My tomb upon a grave mound high
Amid the spreading plain,
So that the fields,
the boundless steppes,
The Dnieper’s plunging shore
My eyes could see,
my ears could hear
The mighty river roar.”
– Taras Shevchenko
Kharkiv, Ukraine city info:
Kharkiv is the second-largest city and municipality in Ukraine. Located in the northeast of the country, it is the largest city of the historic Slobozhanshchyna region. Kharkiv is the administrative centre of Kharkiv Oblast and of the surrounding Kharkiv Raion.
Kharkiv was founded in 1654 as Kharkiv fortress, and after these humble beginnings, it grew to be a major centre of industry, trade and Ukrainian culture.
It is home to 20 museums, over 10 theatres and a number of art galleries such as the Kharkiv National Academic Opera and the Kharkiv Puppet Theatre. Large music and cinema festivals are hosted in Kharkiv almost every year.
National opera and ballet theatre building in Kharkiv, Ukraine
Kharkiv State Academic Ukrainian Drama Taras Shevchenko Theater in Kharkiv, Ukraine
Teatime with a tovarish
A samovar of hot tea with plates full of yummy treats on a warm summer day. Nothing beats good food shared with good company.
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Glimpses of Kharkiv…
A short journey through the streets and sights of Kharkiv. I hope you’ll visit someday and see my beautiful home city for yourself!
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