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Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova. Young Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova, who obviously has her own space channel, creates strange, not like anything and absolutely charming toys. She calls her crafts “Krakazyabra Art”. Krakazyabras are lively and emotional, they are not from this world, and they bring light. According to Maryana, they come into this world, using her as a mediator. Mariana was born and lives in the city of Kharkov, Ukraine. She graduated from the Kharkov Pedagogical University, majoring in fine arts and advertising design. Maryana Kopylova draws pictures, engaged in sand animation, and creates colorful “monsters.”

Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Aeynu. Someone who banishes evil dreams. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

For manufacturing the dolls and sculptures the artist uses different techniques: molding of polymer clay and self-hardening plastic, papier-mache, dry felting wool and painting. Materials: a little toning pastel and acrylic painting, dolls’ eyes, beads, Czech glass beads, metal findings.

Akivni. Windtalker. Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Akivni. Windtalker. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Each krakazyabra has its own name and it is unique, everyone has its own magical feature. Mariana makes all of her dolls in a single copy, so their “superpowers” can not be repeated. To create one work Mariana usually takes a few weeks, she usually works on several monsters at once. The cost of each toy – around 250-300 dollars.

Atturi. Catcher of voices from other galaxies. Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Atturi. Catcher of voices from other galaxies. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Caretaker of inner sea. Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Caretaker of inner sea. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Krakazyabra toys by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Krakazyabra toys by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Collector of Morning Dew. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Collector of Morning Dew. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Forest Dreamer. Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Forest Dreamer. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Forest octopus Ammuntu. Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Forest octopus Ammuntu. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Guardian of the Forest Peace. Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Guardian of the Forest Peace. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Guardian of the Solar Planet. Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Guardian of the Solar Planet. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

krakazyabra babies. Handmade toys by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Niabo. Host of snowy land. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Niabo. Host of snowy land. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Soatu. Keeper of the tree spirits. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Soatu. Keeper of the tree spirits. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

The caretaker of the February snow. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

The caretaker of the February snow. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Trio of keepers. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Trio of keepers. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Tuovi. snail shepherd. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Tuovi. snail shepherd. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Youri. Warming winter trees. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Youri. Warming winter trees. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Self-Portrait with amanita

Self-Portrait with amanita

Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

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