From an early age Anna was making sketches every day of what she saw around her. Over the years, making thousands of drawings and studies for her art works, she honed her technique to perfection.
Volkova masterly transforms her detailed sketches into mosaic representations. On the basis of perfectly thought through scenes, she conveys the essence of images in coloured pieces of glass, stones or tiles.
Anna’s first mosaic floor was her graduation project at the Rietveld Academy, titled ‘My Past’. This work immediately made a big impression and was acquired by the Ceramics Museum Princessehof in Leeuwarden. Her mosaic baptismal font and the wall panels for the Russian Orthodox parish of St. Nicholas of Myra in Amsterdam is a deep, soulful, masterfully executed art work. Keeping traditions, Anna, nevertheless, has created very modern and original mosaic – a jewel in the church in Amsterdam.
With her talent for translating stories, cultures or ideas into mosaic still lives she also creates large-scale works measuring over 60m2.
“I know Anna Volkova for years as a nice person, an interesting artist and a great craftsman”Cok de Rooy / Owner of The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam