Журнал Viche 2011 №11

№11, 2011

Does the Boundary between the Sky and the Earth Exist?

Being a boy, I was often wondered about it. Tolya Bugrynets, while painting Polish landscapes on the banks of the Horyn river, could not know then that his life-work will be the creation of iconostasises, that is exactly that part of the components of orthodox temples which symbolizes the boundary between the sky and the earth.
The son of milkmaid Anatoliy Buhrynets began his labour biography as a caster at the plant. Without graduation from any higher educational establishments he without assistance managed to master the secrets of artist-carver’s skill and began to create the iconostasises of unique beauty and grandeur in the Ukrainian orthodox temples.