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Irina Troitskaya’s Matreshkas


Irina Troitskaya created a set of matreshkas (Russian nesting dolls), modeled after animals.

Personally, I don’t find her art all that compelling, but I have had a fascination with Russian nesting dolls since Sesame Street. While looking at her matreshkas, I thought that it would be interesting to make a set where each dolls was an animal along a food chain. As you went up the food chain, each prey animal was put inside (i.e. eaten by) the predatory one. While this isn’t a particularly clever idea, it’s a set I would like to have.