"Cultivate, Then Bloom" was a mixed media public art installation on exhibition at the following locations during PVDFest (June 1 - 4, 2017):
46 Aborn Street, Downcity Providence (wheat-pasted, in partnership with Cornish Associates)
705 Westminster Street (window display, in partnership with New Urban Arts)
814 Hope Street (wheat-pasted, in partnership with the Hope Street Merchants Association)
These pieces portray mixed media floral paintings inspired by Russian folk art and botanical illustration. Volynsky draws from past memories and moments to inform new ones, acting as new landscapes in the artwork for viewers to explore. This work is a form of visual storytelling that conveys fragmented memories and moments of interaction through the layering of mixed media. As experiences of joy and beauty often naturally fade but leave a positive impression - so do the intentions and physicality of these artworks.
This project is made possible by the Providence Art, Culture, and Tourism Department. In it’s third year, PVDFest is expected to attract nearly 75,000 people and 504 artists to the Downcity area of Providence from June 1 - 4 as a multi-arts takeover of public space. Our great city has a vast cultural and arts community, and PVDFest truly brings the art world closer and more accessible to our neighborhoods.