Ilya’s work explores issues around climate change, attempting to make
sense of the world around her. Combining photography and embroidery
she creates layers, inviting the viewers eye to explore. Stitched words
are a graphic element, flowing around the image, prompting the viewer
to engage with the topic. Central to Ilya’s practice is being mindful in
choices such as printing, materials and size, in order to reduce waste
and pollution. 
Ilya has an MA in photography and has exhibited at
venues including The Newlyn Art Gallery,  Falmouth Art Gallery, The Royal Cornwall Museum,
and Truro and Exeter Cathedrals. The book and zine from Unravelling
are in the British Library’s contemporary artist book collection.
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