I was born in the Soviet Union-a country, a government and a way of life that no longer exists. Granted I was only five when the government finally collapsed, but old enough to remember how things were, what things became and the effect of a destabilized government and economy on the people in my city. In 1996 I left St. Petersburg, my beautiful city, and landed in LA, CA. Now I live in Tucson, AZ.
The cultures and people of my three homes in this world have a vast effect on the subject and style of my art. Humans are like sponges, soaking in their environment. And I am a human.
My dream is to make a living with my art. I persevere in my dream.
Thank you for reading.
Margarita 
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