Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

St. Tsar Nicholas II. Straw, velvet. Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

St. Tsar Nicholas II. Straw, velvet. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya. Searching the internet I came across a very talented craftswoman – Lydiya Retivskaya, who lives in Kuban, Southern Russia. She is a craftswoman, who has been disabled since her youth. “To people with limited ability God Himself sends the main thing – to want to work”. Lydiya, a woman in a wheelchair, found this blessed path, art for her is the only means of living and communicating with people. She is a florist at a high artistic level. “Folk art is available to any person in any kind of remote provinces”. For creating her beautiful pictures she uses natural material – straw, corn, onion straws, dried plants, flower petals.

Temple of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Temple of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. Straw, dried plants. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. Straw, dried plants. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Mayflowers. Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Mayflowers. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

The image of the Virgin "Tenderness" made on velvet strips, lily - onion straws. Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

The image of the Virgin “Tenderness” made on velvet strips, lily – onion straws. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Sunset. Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Sunset. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Daisies. Straw, cloth. Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Daisies. Straw, cloth. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Dandelions. Straw, cloth. Butterflies of the petals of hollyhocks. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Dandelions. Straw, cloth. Butterflies of the petals of hollyhocks. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Lilies. Straw art by Lydiya Retivskaya

Lilies. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Dandelions. Straw, cloth. Butterflies of the petals of hollyhocks. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Dandelions. Straw, cloth. Butterflies of the petals of hollyhocks. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

St. Basil's Cathedral. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

St. Basil’s Cathedral. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Happy Easter. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Happy Easter. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Irises. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Irises. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

The Lord Almighty. Straw, velvet. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

The Lord Almighty. Straw, velvet. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

The image of the Virgin "Kazanskaaya" is made against a background of shredded petals of hibiscus. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

The image of the Virgin “Kazanskaaya” is made against a background of shredded petals of hibiscus. Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Straw art by Russian artist Lydiya Retivskaya

Lydiya Retivskaya

Lydiya Retivskaya

Lydiya Retivskaya

Lydiya Retivskaya

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