Photo-based artist Uldus Bakhtiozina creates unique vision of Russian fairy tales. She focuses on pagans roots and ethnography of Russ Land. Her works are based on a thorough and detailed immersion into fairy tales, comprehensive research and comparison with Euro-Asian mythology. Artist pays special attention to ambivalent interpretation of the symbolism hidden in legends and myths.
Gasping, Ihronn came up from unfamiliar waters, a forbidding and foreign shore in sight. He shivered and, looking down saw his nakedness transformed. He began to weep, heaving quietly in the waves. For the first time, he felt safe. (LH) #trans #fiction
According to Slavic folklore, a rusalka is the spirit of a young women who was murdered in or close to a lake or river. They appear as beautiful young women who try to lure men into the water, where they will drown them. AAccording to some legends, should a rusalka’s hair dry out, she will die. A rusalka’s fate can also be undone by avenging her death.