Ninotchka Draws

The starting point for all of my work, whether drawing, sculpture or installation, always begins with collecting & sourcing found objects. I’m fascinated by their sense of presence; the personalities they take on, absorbing something of their owners, and the displacement of the familiar and everyday, so that they become something other.

The drawings pose questions exploring the psychology & relationship of these objects. What do they represent? Familiarity? Loneliness? Security? Absence? Memories? Conversations?
I like to play with negative spaces, the shadows, flatness and inaccurate perspective, as though these objects don’t really exist in reality.
The images become abstract like the emotional landscape of the separated family, and the abandoned home.