The Mary's Garden by LoraShen collection of ceramic vases, inspired by the work of Maria Prymachenko, was created in collaboration with the direct descendants of the artist Prymachenko Family Foundation. Each vase is hand-painted by LoraShen craftsmen and is a kaleidoscope of fabulous flowers of Maria Primachenko's imagination.
The brilliant artist Maria Prymachenko also turned to the blooming motifs of the cherry orchard near the house in her work. Her flowers, Ukrainian flowers, are colorful, full of hope and naive joy, as a symbol of the indomitability of the Ukrainian spirit, despite war, serious illness, and political persecution. No matter how difficult Maria's fate was (and she personally experienced the terrible challenges of the 20th century in a Ukrainian village in the Kyiv region), the artist always returned to the bright side of her soul and painted "for the joy of people."
The shapes for the vases were also not chosen by chance - they are a jug and a pot, which have been characteristic of the life of Ukrainians since the time of the Scythians. Such traditional vases could be found in use by Maria Prymachenko herself.
Each vase has its own energy and is created in a symbiosis of traditions, history and new technologies in the art of ceramics. Each ceramic object is assigned a special serial number, which is entered in the general official register of the Prymachenko Family Foundation.
Who is Maria Prymachenko
Maria Prymachenko (1909-1997) is a world-famous Ukrainian artist who created in the style of "naive art".
Throughout her life, the artist painted more than 3,000 works, which were exhibited at various Ukrainian and international exhibitions. Her work was admired by Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.
Maria Prymachenko was awarded many awards and titles, one of which is the gold medal received at the international exhibition in Paris in 1937.
2009 was recognized by UNESCO as the year of Maria Prymachenko.