A pen and paper. That’s all it takes for Ekaterina Prokopieva of Minsk, Belarus to create capturing works of art. Prokopieva’s skill with pen and ink rivals that which you would see in a black and white photograph of old. A bit grainy, but filled with definition and life. Her talent doesn’t stop there, though. She is exceptionally skilled in linocuts; she carves away the negative until only beauty remains. Whether you are looking at the template or the print, her work is astounding.
The detail in Prokopieva’s drawings is wondrous. She captures minutia of life with precision, allowing the observer to become completely immersed in the foam of her waves in her piece, Storm, or get lost in Poseidon’s eyes, the depth of which is only known by the gods.
Her linocuts reflect an interpretation of heaven, each whirl and swirl of her etching transforming a plain template into rapturous projections.