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Dream city of plasticine

Written by on Thursday, 15 August 2013
Culture and History, Kyrgyzstan
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In leisure time every person does whatever he/she wants. Someone draws pictures, another one reads novels, and someone builds a city.. made of plasticine. Nikolai Tarasenko from Kyrgyzstan created the city of his dreams using an unusual and quite capricious material – plasticine.

Fictional construction – Goldenburg city-state has a population of not more than four hundred people, and it is located in the North Sea, not far from Germany. This fictional empire is famous for its extraordinary contrast of ancient buildings and modern skyscrapers. Creation of the city took more than 5 years, but even now it is possible to build on new suburbs and districts, because Goldenburg is almost like a living city. Nikolai controls the budget of the state, the construction of new objects, and also gives names to the buildings and streets.

“Technology is the hardest thing for me. Technology of building, working with plasticine, and so on. I use a variety of methods in my construction: weaving, painting with plasticine, and more. I am not a technologist by the nature, I am a painter, and therefore I imagine my city as a picture”, – says Nikolai Tarasenko.

More than 5 years of hard work, more than 13 thousand hours, 200 boxes of plasticine of eighteen different colors, and a huge amount of patience and effort took to create the small dream state on the desk. Despite the fact that plasticine is a very capricious material and requires careful grooming, Nikolai can fully realize himself only by working especially with it.

Master plans to create the miniature of Bishkek in the future, and to present Goldenburg at various international exhibitions. Challenging ideas, luxuriant imagination and giant persistence are the main friends and allies of Nikolai Tarasenko in his life.


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