With every illustration in dreamlike monochrome or vivid colour you step into a fairy land, a folk tale or an imagination. I am very happy to announce that Daria has confirmed she will be joining our Edit collective.
Please describe in three words you style of work :
For me the words are: my faults, my triumphs and myself. I find it difficult to describe my work,
much like describing myself, which is of course useless: others always know something else
about you that you don't notice. I really hope that when people see my drawings or collages,
they think of their childhood, magic and mystery.
You cover many subjects in your wonderful illustrations and collages, fashion,
literature and music. Which one do you connect with most?
I get my inspiration from all these spheres put together. However, I think the most
recurring motive/subject is the one of fairy-tales, because they have everything in them.
If you could design the concept for a ballet or play what would it be?
That's a great question! I am a huge theater fan... I would really love to
design the set for Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream: it has such a great
imagery and characters, but I'm afraid, the play has been staged so many times,
that it's difficult to make it surprising. So probably I'd try my hand at creating a
concept for the minimalist plays by Beckett or Pinter.
Where would you like to see yourself in a few years time?
On top of a mountain, preferably Machu Picchu in Peru. It is my
dream to go there but I need a faithful, companion who would keep me safe
from the giant spiders haha! Artwise, I'd love to have drawing as my full-time job.
Which magazines do you get excited about?
To be honest, I don't read magazines regularly.The ones that I can
get in my country are on show-biz and beauty, but I do get excited about art mags,
like Ballad Of for example, which offer an artistic feast for your eyes and so much
inspiration. I also love a good old magazine full of stories, intelligent ones,
and fiction. Lionheart Magazine is one of them.
If they made a biopic of your illustrative life, who would play you?
If they made it, they'd lose a lot of money haha! It would be a realistic comedy
set in Ukraine with a young Emily Watson. If it were a fantasy blockbuster set
somewhere in Rivendell, I'd love Eva Green to play me, she would have a magic
pencil instead of a magic wand and would defeat Severus Snape in the duels!
See more of Daria's work here.