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“Shark” – Fish Shadowbox (Study)

by Daria Aksenova

Shark Banner with logo by Daria Aksenova

“Do you love cute art? Yes! How about sharks? Yes again?! Then this adorably cheeky shark shadowbox is right for you! Adopt him, name him, hang him on the wall!”

He has earned his place to float in his shadowbox as a hand-cut, pen, and ink illustration.

I made this cute shark while trying to decide on a number of characters for the finished piece. It was an essential step in creating the large original “Feeding Frenzy” Shadowbox Paper Sculpture, and you can view it HERE. This piece is part of a duo. His “Nebulae Fish” shadowbox sibling is available HERE.

He is framed in a modern white frame, with archival materials, including True Vue Museum Glass. The work will ship wired and ready to hang for your convenience and will include a courtesy hanger. Grab your hammer or, in my case, a shoe and make him yours! 🙉🙊🙈

Now to the juicy details;

“Shark” – Fish Shadowbox (Study)

Medium: Pen, and ink on hand-cut, suspended, and layered watercolor paper.

Dimensions: 6.125” x 8.125” x 1″  (Framed to 7.25” x 9.5” x 1.5″)

15.56 cm x 20.3 cm x 2.54 cm (Framed to 18.4 cm x 24.1 cm x 3.81 cm)

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Daria Aksenova is best known for her pen and ink, suspended, cut paper narrative shadowboxes. The current focus of her work is the creation of cinematographic storytelling through constructed dynamism - arising from layering and complexity of composition - within a static media, inspired by her past experience with the fashion and film industries.

Daria Aksenova uses ink as it is an unforgiving medium that precludes editing and demands precision. Individual elements are then hand-cut with a scalpel and suspended against each other until the desired depth is achieved. Her technique demands a steady hand and unfailing commitment, often requiring over a hundred hours of dedication and intimacy with each piece.

The Subject matter choice is driven by her interest in symbolism, often reflecting conflict inherent to the human condition, as echoed through mythology and folklore. The balance of playful storytelling coupled with deeper-seated significance provides unique yet relatable work. Her pieces evoke a dreamscape-like narrative that pulls in both the eye and mind, presenting space and opportunity for the imagination to wander into a deep narrative that can only be experienced first hand.