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“Metamorphosis” – Color Study

by Daria Aksenova


This enchanting piece is a colorful recreation of the main character from my previous original “Metamorphosis” Shadowbox Paper Sculpture which you can view at https://dariaaksenova.com/metamorphosis

The work is professionally framed in an ornate metal 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 her yours!


Now to the juicy details;

“Metamorphosis” – Color Study

Medium: Watercolor, gouache, & ink on watercolor paper in a custom build frame.

Dimension: 7.185” x 5.185”  (Framed to 7.25” x 5.25”)

18.25 x 13 cm (Framed to 18.42 x 13.34 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.