Story of painting
Katerina Lime Blossom, «Triptych»
Katerina Lime Blossom used to be a fashion designer. Her brand used to be the centre of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Moscow. In 2016 she worked continuously without any rest from the end of August till January. And as expected, after MBFW and her fashion shows in Radisson, she had a burnout and so hid at home for 3–4 months, till mid spring. Surprisingly, the reason she brought herself back to active life was her painting, that began her oath as a sole artist. And that was her triptych: «The assuming; To know; To create;» (2017).
«…I sat at home. I read, meditated, tried to make a new collection, but it didn’t work at all. It was like — I invented it, drew it and then didn’t go any further, because after drawing it I hated everything. So, I decided to let it go.
During that period, I could leave the house only to buy groceries, so thank God there was no food delivery, otherwise I would have never left the apartment.
I only kept in touch with a couple of friends through messengers or lesser by phone. My life was quiet, I was trying to reach myself again, after having such a stressful time.
When I drew the first part of the triptych, to say I had this for the first and only time, when I did not draw an image, but I was actually drawing the outline of a figure that I could see very clearly in front of me. I just circled what was already there, as if in reality.
After working on the first part of the triptych, I came to terms with the fact that the phase of fashion design for me is already over. Coming to terms with this, of course, was not easy, although I knew from the very beginning that it would be just a stage, but I did not expect it to be so fast.The world is in constant flux, so from time to time you have to accept strong life changes and when you achieve to do it, immediately the rest of the life balance is adjusted.
This was my ascetic, meditative retreat, and these ladies were my guides to a normal active life in balance with myself.»