Petrykivka is typically painted with the cat or squirrel fur brushes. With the arrival of modern technologies, it is possible to merely imitate the Petrykivka strokes using digital tools. Thus, this project can be considered as a creative response to the digitalisation of our world.
Previously, bright flowers of Petrykivka were created for real buildings and objects. Nowadays ornamental folk elements can evolve to be a part of an installation or a website.
In future, I plan to continue experiments with this digitalisation approach. I am eager to discover how an individual will feel while gaining art skill to draw such Petrykivka flowers. In reality, such activity requires patience and consistent practice. Though, a digital interactive installation may be a new way to engage with folk art techniques.
Petrykivka is inscribed in 2013 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.