Originally posted on Artful Explorations In Nature::
A very happy Monday to you all! After several days of a much needed torrential downpour, Austin has once again warmed up to the gorgeous, sunny 70′s! (Right in time for the South by Southwest festival!). For those of you in the Austin area, I hope you are able to take a little time out of your day to enjoy the sunshine!
Today I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite artists–Vladimir Kush. Although he’s not an “environmental artist,” much of his work is very much inspired by the natural environment.
Kush was born in Russia, near Sokolniki–a forested park in Moscow. He began to attend art school when he was seven years old and ten years later studied at the Moscow Higher Art and Craft School. A year later he was sent to military training. There, the unit commander decided to use Vladimir’s artistic abilities, asking that…
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