Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection. These shared experiences are what elevate our lives beyond mere existence. Good or bad, they are the muse for poetry, the rhythm of music, and the ‘heart’ in our heart. This body of work is about exploring just that: our humanity seen through how we connect with something outside ourselves. That moment when we bare our souls and open our hearts.

The Mushchenko Clan, Ivanivka, 2013

The strength of family ties are strong, even 100 years after my great grandfather immigrated to America! Family from a little house, in a little village, a few 100 kms south of Kiev put on the biggest and most welcoming feast you ever will see. Food never tasted so good.

Love transcends borders and the centuries.