“I started using this unconventional and fragile medium because it resembles the fragility of life. I can show through my works how beautiful and ephemeral that fragility can be.”
Larisa Safaryan has chosen to work with a most unconventional and delicate medium: an eggshell. Without question she is an innovator in what she does.
The strength and fragility of humanity is revealed in Larisa Safaryan‘s works. The smooth shape of an egg is the artist‘s “canvas” upon which ideas about life, renewal and rebirth are formed. Her work is like nothing that exists at this time.
Larisa Safaryan‘s pieces are delicate but intense, elaborate yet simple, harmonious and elegant. The spirit of innovation and excitement is at the heart of all that Larisa Safaryan creates. The love, passion and thought that goes into each of her pieces is truly inspirational. Most of her works show incredible use of colors. They also demand meticulous attention to detail, strict concentration, and surgical precision. The response we see in viewers upon seeing her works often ranges from disbelief, to curiosity, to amazement and elation.
Larisa Safaryan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. She has never attended an art class. It‘s not a surprise, however, that she started creating after seeing the work of her father, Nairi Safaryan, who is a renowned wood sculptor. She has a master’s degree in Psychology, and a second master’s degree in Public Management. Larisa Safaryan credits her education with allowing her to see people and the world from a different perspective and apply it to her passion for creating art in unique ways. The absence of the influences of a formal art school education gave Larisa Safaryan artistic freedom and opportunity to explore and develop her own techniques, and ways of expressing herself. Certainly, she is one of the most inventive artists working today. Currently Larisa Safaryan lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
In 2016 Larisa Safaryan founded the Wood Symphony Gallery.
In 2021 Larisa cofounded Wood Symphony Design to bring to light pieces combining unmatched artistry and functionality. WSD mission is to inspire people to live an aesthetic life by bringing art into their everyday life. To learn more about WSD, please visit the website.