Dari Cheslavskaya
While Waiting

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I tried to capture this unique feeling of the road, to talk about waiting. I wanted to keep the features on the train, the first associations and memories. The feeling of smooth tapping of time that accompanies you on the way, peace, loneliness and quietness. I wanted to put it all together in order to save. To understand and name. The result is more like a book-feeling or a book-reflection.

How was the illustration used:
The zine is to be looked, to be recollected and enjoyed!

How did you make this work:
The work was first storyboarded on paper to create a narrative without text. It was important that the work conveyed a feeling, but at the same time had a story in itself. I chose charcoal as the material, it has a lightness and texture that helps convey the silence we encounter on the road while still leaving room for the reader's imagination.

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Currently Based:
Minsk, Belarus

Dari Cheslavskaya is an artist and an illustrator from Belarus. She loves drawing. She especially keen on using soft materials and making things with her hands. She enjoys to experiment with different technique and form. Her practice includes a combination of observational work and attention to detail.