One-armed motherland

Study illustration

Mentor - Denis Zilber


A story by Vladimir Erofeev for Esquire Russia about a unique feeling of missing the motherland (Russia) bizarrely incarnated in a one-armed lady the main character meets in a neighbor country. Deep contrast between Russian borderlands and European, alcohol and mystic charm of imperfection.


I split the screen into two parts with the lady's figure. She is looking at the viewer from both worlds at the same time.


Digital painting