© 2014-2019 by Yuliya Dan 

WE ARE RUST & STARDUST

STARDUST

93% of our body is made from stardust. It’s composed of billions and billions of atoms. Roughly it’s a number 7 with 27 zeroes behind it, roughly, because if you shaved your legs today or plucked your eyebrows it might be a little less. Part of those atoms are hydrogen which is a big bang dust. Which is quiet impressive but not a stardust yet. Since stardust atoms are the heavier elements, the percentage of star mass in our body is much more impressive. 

 

Combining scientific research on stardust, I am changing female perspective on her body image, through inspiring her to see herself as a cosmic being that is literally made of stars. 

Venus in Fur

This painting is a part of a series, in which I explore psychological portraits of women in fiction though stardust. Inspired by the goddess of love, beauty, desire , sex, fertility, prosperity and victory, my Venus in Furs is a modern take on what a neo-feminist woman embraces. 

120cmx100cm, calligraphy pen,  ink on canvas 

112 hours in making 

Muse

Muse is an idealist, denier and tester. She is an inspiration and a judge. She is there to make or break. Strong and powerful, she is an image of a modern Madonna in the post-feminist a-sexual world. 

120cmx100cm, calligraphy pen,  ink on canvas 

122 hours in making 

Ophelia

”God has given you one face, and you make yourself another."

She was a hopeless amorous. Not the kind that foolishly gives her heart away, but the one who finds love and beauty in everything. When She discovered she loved flowers, Ophelia learned each name, she knew the size and colour. It was truly amazing how deeply in love she was with them, but what was also truly amazing how easy she could pick them. 

120cmx100cm, calligraphy pen,  ink on canvas 

114 hours in making

Sirens

180cmx130cm

calligraphy pen,  ink on canvas 

234 hours in making 

La Luna

“She is a mirror of your inner being” 

120cmx100cm

calligraphy pen,  ink on canvas 

64 hours in making 

Intelligence is Sexy

“A person’s mind is so powerful. We can invent, create, experience, and destroy things with thoughts alone.”

180cmx130cm

calligraphy pen,  ink on canvas 

230 hours in making 

Let them Roar

150cmx110cm, calligraphy pen,  ink on canvas 

136 hours in making 

Breathe Out, Breathe In

“You are a universe, expressing itself as a human for a short while”

90cmx60cm, calligraphy pen,  ink on canvas 

58 hours in making 

Sister Sirens

PRINTS:

 

METAL 

100cmx100cm

Limited edition print on aluminium

Solid wood floater frame

Edition of 15

£1600

 

CANVAS 

100cmx100cm

Canvas on stretcher frame 

Edition of 15

£1200

Genesses

limited edition prints

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