Volodymyr Bakhtov “Terracotta Goddess” 60х70 cm.


For many years I have been working on the project called “Terra Theatre». It takes place on the grounds of the archaeological reserve created on the site of the ancient city of Olbia in the Northern Black Sea Region. The essence of the project consists in the transformation of young people with the help of coloured clays into ancient heroes and gods imitating terracottas and sculptures of Ancient Greece. It is a peculiar combination of performance and art-photography.

A chthonic goddess emerges from the element she rules. She stops the time revealing her omnipotence through three incarnations. She is young, strong and beautiful, and everything acknowledges her power.