Author: Olilga Milentiy

Toy is symbol and participant of this show.
Earthen and wooden toy was and is an attempt to model existence.
Toy made of wood, clay, cheese, straw and so on - is of tradition of Ukraine, Russia, yelorussia.
Formless mass of wood, clay, cheese finds the form in master?s hands and sense - in child ones, it becomes the first occupant of child universe. In magician?s hands it is an obereg (the thing that protects a man), an idol, an amulet, - the participant of mystery.
Changing the scale of the toy and at the same time natural warmth of its material create a new shape, "free" the archetype, give a new function to it - the memorial to the "Toy".