Anna Arshinov was born in 1994 in Yalta, Ukraine – a beautiful resort city on the southern shore of the Crimean Peninsula. Anna and her younger brother spend numerous hours playing outdoors, discovering nature, exploring Yalta’s unique landscapes and it’s picturesque surroundings. Anna began her art training at the local art school, focusing mostly on painting.
In 2009 Anna immigrated to Israel, where she continued her art studies. Anna became a professional tattoo artist. She also got interested in printmaking and worked at a silk screen printing workshop, developing new creative skills.
Anna has always been fascinated with nature and its treasures, longing to express her love and admiration through art. Therefore, she created the recent series of colorful metal butterfly wall sculptures. Anna defines butterflies as a symbol of joy and hope. The process of making the sculptures consists of several stages. First, she starts with sketching in search of the most interesting color composition. Anna combines vivid colors with pastel and fluorescent ones. Dark outline emphasizes the bright lights of butterfly wings.
Next stage is the highly accurate laser cutting process. Then, using the handmade silk-screening technique and digital printing technology, Anna prints the images on metal plates. Afterwards the butterflies are combined into one-layered or multilayered compositions. At the final stage each layer is hand embellished by the artist and becomes one of a kind piece of art.