Spindle – one of the most ancient symbols of Ukrainian culture, symbol of life, temporality; backbone, on which the sky is turning; communication between different worlds. The compositional scheme of painting is based on the Ukrainian pattern of embroidery.
“Stealer of apples”
“Stealer of apples” is a metaphorical image, which appears in the dream of his old wife, who is waiting on him for a long time before the well. The apple is a symbol of virginity and maiden innocence while the water in the scoop is a transient substance without time and space.
“Morning of Molfar (Wizzard)”
One day I closed my eyes and at once saw him – molfar–magician, who was sitting high up in the hills and dispersed the clouds