Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 1The young artist from Kharkov (Ukraine) creates strange, mythical, but absolutely adorable, toys. Mariana Kopylova herself calls them “krakazyabras.” These big-eyed creatures look like aliens, or unknown forest spirits and dazzle with their uniqueness.

 
Every creature Mariana makes is unique, she doesn’t make any two that are exactly alike. Each has its own krakazyabra name and one and only  magical feature. The artist uses different materials and techniques to create her little aliens: molding of polymer clay and self-hardening plastic, papier-mache, dry felting wool and acrylic painting, New Zealand kardoches, metal accessories, glass stones and beads. Krakazyabras, made with great love, come alive as soon as they find their homes.

 

 

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 4In addition to creating toys, Mariana also draws wonderful pictures. She started creating cute “Monsters” in 2010. But she always had an irrepressible imagination, as a child she sewed purple donkeys and other wonderful toys.

 

 

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 6Looking at these charming toys it seems Mariana has some connection to space, her fancy is irresistible. Not only Krakazyabras have unique qualities, they have a power to charm, to absorb and inspire, they are not just toys, they are living creatures with spirit.

 

 

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 8Tuovi. Snail shepherd.

 

 

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 10Aeynu. The One who drives away bad dreams.

 

 

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 12Akivni. The Windtalker.

 

 

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 14Ammuntu. The Forest octopus.

 

 

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 16The Guardian of the forest peace.

 

 

Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 17Atturi. The Catcher of the voices from other galaxies.

 

 

Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 18Niabo. The Owner of the snowy land.

 

 

Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 19The Keeper of the inland sea.

 

 

Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 20Youri. The One who warms trees in winter.

 

 

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 22Soatu. The Keeper of the tree spirits.

 

 

Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 23Unnamed caretaker of ancient galaxy.

 

 

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 25The Collector of morning dew.

 

 

Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 26The Guardian of the Solar Planet.

 

 

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Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 28The Forest Dreamer.

 

 

Alien Toys by Maryana Kopylova 29Krakazyabra babies.

 

 

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