Paper fashion by Asya Kozina
Russian paper artist Asya Kozina from St. Petersburg creates very stylish and sophisticated paper sculptures. In her portfolio there are ethnic wedding dresses, white fluttering butterflies, detailed flowers. Asya Kozina can be called fashion designer as well. Her paper sculptural installations from the series “Ethnic wedding dress” prove this. Preparing for her own wedding day Asya found out the huge variety of national wedding dresses in different countries. Unfortunately, the ancient traditions rooted in the past are slowly dying out. The desire to prevent the disappearance of this unique world has become the basis for creating the fragile paper collection of bridal dresses.
Russian artist Asya Kozina works hard, conducts master classes and regularly participates in national and international art exhibitions. In 2007 she opened her first personal exhibition of paper sculptures «White Passion» in Cherkassy Art Museum. Then followed some more exhibitions – “Kingdom of dolls”, “The Evolution of Christmas tree decorations” in the State Museum of toys in Kiev; “People and dolls” in Surgut Art Museum. The paper dresses were inspired by French rococo and Baroque.
Asya Kozina works with such art techniques as creasing, folding, cutting, gluing. This may also include quilling and applique. In her paper sculptures are successfully mixed various techniques. To create such artwork is a difficult process. It may take from 1-2 weeks to sometimes months to create one paper sculpture.