Folklore Illustrations for Children


These small-scale illustrations were traditionally painted in watercolour for a private client. They encompass a number of Ukrainian folklore motives and display traditional symbolism. The fat orange Cat, dressed in a shirt with a Western-region embroidery, is in charge of two small pigs -- a typical farming animal of Ukraine. A cute Bunny with giant blue eyes, dressed in a shirt with Central-region motives, is holding a bunch of wheat, which is a popular grain in Ukraine.