“It’s a very centralized composition. I wanted that in all these pieces. I want you to be able to get lost in the detail, and zone out into this meditative space,” said Boorujy. “That’s one reason I do them so detailed. If someone looks at a huge photograph of something, they think, ‘That’s cool,’ and move on to something else. We’re so visually sophisticated at this point that we recognize ‘photograph’ immediately. We process it so much quicker, because we’re bombarded by photographs. If you see something that’s photographic, but made by hand, you slow down. I want people to slow down.”
2010, ink on paper, 38 x 50 inches
“If you make eye contact with an animal, it’s intense. If it’s not behind glass or something, they have a concept of what you are. You get a jolt,” Boorujy said. “Almost everything I draw is usually making eye contact. I’m interested in the gaze, in not observing something as if it was part of a diorama. I want the viewer to be part of it.”
Biscuit porcelain. The bodice is collected of embroidered with plated threads laces, and decorated by relief laces and beads. Sleeves, back and a fan are made of natural gas with hand painting on motives of Chinese engravings - a drawing simulates a tattoo.
The many-tier skirt is made of the beaded fringe strung by hand from gray and silver beads The suit is decorated by feathers of an ostrich and silver threads with beaded antiquarian drops. The fan is made of silver in “filigree” technique. The bracelet and earrings are made of silver under a special order. The hair dress is decorated by silver band crocheted by hand and decorated by beads.