Anastasia Smirnova


Class of: 2027

Major: Fine Arts BFA

Medium: Wood Sculpture

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: Over the next four weeks, students will create a 3D object or artifact that showcases their connection to their identified community, personal beliefs, or personality. The item may be a sculpture or a functional object/tool and should express their feelings of belonging to a particular community of their choosing. Students will explore the reasons behind their sense of connection and how it is demonstrated in their creation. Students are encouraged to use color, shape, form, texture, and scale to visually convey their emotions and connections.

After studying more deeply about communism, I decided to concentrate on its origins in Russia. I was born in Ivanovo, a city which is the motherland of the First Soviet. My hometown has a lot of Soviet street art and I took inspiration from it as such landmarks show the history and the evolution of communist party. I want to create a 3D model of a group of communists in the style of Soviet revolution art to make a volume agitation poster. I want my work to be a powerful representation of my origins and my family’s traditions, to have a relation to the place where I come from and where everything started. This sculpture that I am going to make can be used as a memorable piece for a communist community and be their sign of establishment in my country.