Born in Protvino, Russia, artist Masha Volkova learned metalwork early on from her father Andrey Volkov - a well known Russian artist. She moved to the United States in 1994 and currently lives and works in New York City, creating original metal sculptures.
Ms. Volkova works primarily with steel using an oxy acetylene welding torch. Each sculpture is original and one-of-a-kind: all metal is cut, shaped and welded by hand.
The subject matter varies greatly from whimsical creatures of Russian folklore to large scale cityscapes based on observations from her daily life in New York. With each sculpture Ms. Volkova tries to tell a story and capture a moment in time and character. She pays great attention to form, structure and texture. The artist is interested in showing the con