Our protagonist is a child-like woman. She is perfectly imperfect (with a tooth gap and many other small details) and has a childish character. She does not try to hide or fake her emotions. She is absolutely real and confident. Some people ask why our dolls look so sad. Well, they’re not sad. If you take a look at children's photos, you may notice that many of them look serious and sort of sulky. They’re not hiding their emotions. It’s not like those pretty family portraits that you may see on toothpaste or milk commercials. It is how our dolls look like, they’re real.
We are trying to convey thoughts and ideas to our audience through our dolls. For us, the doll and the costume (or the outfit, or however you prefer to call it) are something holistic. We don’t think of the costumes as something different from the doll, like a separate part; for us, it’s like the doll’s second skin. They’re inextricably linked together. We are looking for a sophisticated means of expression. Often, we bring a wild animal beauty or some surrounding objects onto a female image.
We always ask ourselves, ‘does this idea impress us?’ If not, then we throw this idea away. Our main criterion in image creation is: it has to be unreal, even have some weirdness, at first sight. We create something that can make one stop and think, to question and examine in order to understand the idea behind each work. The doll has to be unusual and make people wonder.