“For me, clay is a living substance, a combination of four elements – air, water, earth and fire, connected with the world beyond and the creation of man by God. That is why I use clay – the mystical, exalted, divine material – to embody ideas, thoughts, concepts. The works created from it are the firstborn of three fields of art – sculpture, painting and graphics, the collaboration, the union of three, the magic triangle tempered in fire.
The very first steps in my work are inspired by the sources of ancient Georgian art. This is what helps me to conceptualize the idea and the message. The decor on the works is not just adornment, it is a necessary detail that serves to reveal the form, accentuate the movement, tell the story and complete the idea.”