2003 colour pencils, gel ink pen on paper

Waiting by Alenka Co

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color pencils, gel ink pen, paper

A self-taught artist from Tomsk, Russia

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    Looks as if the wait may be over. Excellent!

  • Thank you, Sheila

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Excellent work as usual but taps the heart that he waits for some impossible resurrection of his best friend. I love his faith though.

  • Thank you, Donna.
    I’m really glad when my heroes begin living their own lives as soon as they encounter your imagination

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Vitaliy Gonikman
    Vitaliy Gonikmanover 2 years ago

    Outstanding, deeply psychological work….kinda sad….but our life is mostly sad….if you are a phylosopher… :-)

  • Thank you, Vitaliy.
    Just a hint: the work was definitely inspired by the song A Smart Kid from album Stupid Dream of English band Porcupine Tree
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6aF7u-oe40

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 2 years ago

    superb work Sergei…..just exceptional in every way.

  • thank you, Lisa
    I’m glad you like it

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • labaker
    labakerover 2 years ago

    thought provoking piece, love it

  • I appreciate it, Larry

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    This is deliciously dark! I have to say, it strikes a chord, I think it’s “Very Russian” – not meant offensively in any way! This IS in fact, my late uncle Alex (if I didn’t know better, I would think he modeled for the piece). When I say “very Russian” it’s hard to put in words, but I’m told we have a unique attitude. A quote comes to mind… “The Russian heart is dark and full of secrets.” I have never been there but was raised in a very Russian family in the States which over-all, has made me just a little “strange” among Americans, I think! Either way, excuse my going on but this drew me in like a magnet. Just superb! I hope you’ll consider adding this to Cutting Edge, we’d love to have it in the group.

  • Thank you a lot, Nadya.
    I believe, it’s good that my artwork lets you see, whatever you want to see. By the way, some other viewers also claimed they knew or met this man in their lives. An interesting statement about “very Russian” – never heard it before, I would hardly assume this kind of vision from the overseas. Welcome to see more, you may like some other works.

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Click on the banner to see your artwork on permanent display. Superb work! Congratulations, Sergei!

  • Thank you very much, Nadya

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 2 years ago

    Masterful work!

  • Thank you, Diane

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Philip DeLoach
    Philip DeLoachover 2 years ago

    I feel the same way. Every time I look at the stars I feel homesick. Great work!

  • Thank you, Philip.
    I feel it’s much more important to look under the feet

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    06-14-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you very much, Kira

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

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