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mosaic sand shells

Beautiful mosaic out of sand and shells

Ukrainian artist Svetlana Ivanchenko makes beautiful sand and shell mosaics using materials commonly found on beaches. Each portrait were carefully assembled by hand, and no colors were used. The element you see on these portraits come from a variety of naturally colored shells and pebbles, and an occasional plant root or bark of a tree.

Svetlana was born and raised on the Black Sea in Yalta. She studied at the Art School of the famous Crimean artist Sergei Bokaeva. Later she graduated from the Pedagogical Institute Glukhovsky. Sergeyev-Tsensky specialty art. She currently lives and works in Dnepropetrovsk. Her works adorn private collections in Ukraine, Russia, Germany and Israel.