In the Ukrainian mythology Death, Marena, is one of the figures symbolizing the Great Mother Goddess: she meets a man at the beginning of his life at the cradle in his infancy. Later she is near his death-bed to say good bye to the soul.
A river symbolizes the path of a human soul – it is either straight and wide, or winding and stony… long and slow or rapid. And a river eventually leads to the sea; a soul eventually “falls” into God.

  • Title: Birth. Death. River.
  • Size: 32 х 37 cm
  • Materials: paper / mixed media
  • Year: 2015