Interview with LENA KLYUKINA:
Your childhood ambition:
Probably to beat someone at Street Fighter and not to break a neck while riding a bicycle. And also to be somewhat smart and know things in depth. That one never changed.
Something you treasure:
My sketchbooks, handmade things beloved people gave me over time, my mp3 player and my favorite music collection I wouldn’t do a step without.
Your worst habit:
Maybe one of the worst is not being by the phone when people need me. I often don’t hear it ring or don’t carry it with me at all. Or sometimes just don’t feel like talking. Then I just pass by and find missed calls hours later.
The aspect of your work that’s most important to you:
A sense of wonder. Watching different things from various experiences collide. Being infinite and small and everything in between, and all at the same time.
Your first job:
My first job was as a gardener at Botanical Gardens. I used to take care of plants, spending my days under the sun and rain, and usually down on my knees, sweating with joy. Best. Job. Ever.
Someone whose work you highly recommend:
First name that came to mind is Kilian Eng, also known as DW Design (dwdesign.tumblr.com). He’s a genius sci-fi illustrator and is definitely one of the most inspiring contemporary artists.
See more of Lena Klyukina’s work here.