Hi. I'm actually a writer, but drawing is my respite from the onslaught of thoughts in my head. I am a restless person, weighted down by cruelty and suffering of fellow beings but awestruck by beauty and affection that surround us all as well. Despite pain and loss, I am still in love with the world -- it is so magical and mysterious and we, the people in it, are a gift to each other. Movement is life and global travel remains one of my main sources of inspiration, joy and health.
I come from a culture that incorporates magic realism into both, its literature and the visual arts and it's fair to say that I'm a product of this tradition, with many elements borrowed from mythology and fairy tales from around the world.
There are more drawings and photos on my blog -- www.mariamalyk.com -- thanks for checking them out.