Beauty will save

Beauty in everything

Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

St. Tsar Nicholas II. Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya, Russian artist

Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya
Surfing the internet I came across a very interesting person – Lydiya Retivskaya, who lives in Kuban, Southern Russia. She is a craftswoman, who has been disabled since her youth. According to her, “To people with limited ability God Himself sends the main thing – to want to work”. Lydiya, a woman in a wheelchair, found this blessed path, and art for her is the only means of living and communicating with people. She is a florist at a high artistic level. Folk art is available to any person in any kind of remote provinces, she believes. For creating her beautiful pictures she uses natural material – straw, corn, onion straws, dried plants, and flower petals.

Temple of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Temple of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya