Virginia Arakelian

Virginia Arakelian
“My love affair with the arts started at a young age while I was working at my father’s goldsmith workshop. He taught me everything I know about making jewelry.

I went on and graduated with a bachelor’s in Fine Arts, and through the years, I have expanded my talents into the world of paintings and mixed media art and experimented with a variety of art mediums.

I was always interested in metals, the shapes and texture of different raw materials, and the endless possibilities of

reforming and shaping them.

My work is an embodiment of my mood and feelings and reflects the relationship between myself and the materials I’m working with.

My inspiration is deeply connected to my Armenian heritage and my fascination with ancient cultures and mythology.

I often start without having a predetermined notion of what I will create. I just let my hands and subconscious do the work.”