The Bank Bridge across Griboedov canal is one of the most famous of the many magnificent bridges in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The centerpiece of the Bank Bridge is its golden-winged griffons (sculptor P. Sokolov) that hold the chains of the bridge and provide support. The four creatures are representative of mythical beings who were said to be the guardians of treasure. At 1.85 meters, it is also the narrowest in the city, a miniature architectural gem. The Bank Bridge is a small pedestrian suspension bridge, whose innovative design hides the bridge's supports inside elegant sculptures. The deck of Bank Bridge is wooden, keeping the structure relatively light, and it has been replaced several times in nearly two centuries. As well as the...
Born and raised in Russia, I got my Ph.D. degree in biology at St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and continued my research work at the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1999, I moved to the United States to pursue my neuroscience research at the UT Southwestern Medical Center located in Dallas, TX.
Being a scientist is rewarding in so many ways, including creativity but I still feel a compelling need to further express myself by taking an artistic journey.
Several years ago, I started to study photography. The powerful potential digital photography offers has encouraged me to explore different styles and mediums.
My artistic experimentation has evolved into a tremendously exciting form – digital art, mixed media collage and...
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