Paperblanks Olena's Garden Journal Collection
Petrykivka Style Magic Realism
Paperblanks Olena's Garden Journal Collection features the work of artist Olena Skytsiuk, who is one the most prominent practitioners of Ukrainian Petrykivka painting, a folk art technique using special brushes crafted from cat hairs to create a visual effect or artwork. The style was originated in the village of Petrykivka in the 17th century and is now recognized by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Olena is one of the few artists maintaining and practicing this ornamental folk art tradition.