— The titles of this series' many paintings use words designating feelings: "Taste of Chocolate", "The smell of plowed field." Are you trying to portray something that is impossible to portray?
I'm trying to transfer the invisible in these paintings. Our thoughts, emotions, feelings are hidden from everyone, but those are an absolute reality, just not visible, and only a very insightful person, by looking into your eyes can understand what you are thinking. I have long formulated for myself that art is a visualization of the invisible. I remember how in Abkhazia we were sitting by the sea with the neighbors and the old man said: "For the first time in my life I see the sunset!" It is clear that he saw it more than once, but he just did not notice it. You know what I mean? There are some things that people do not notice, but these things fill out and enrich our lives. It is unfortunate when people walk past all of it. For instance, this series includes a painting entitled "The Sunrise". Such sunrise was seeing by lots of people but not a lot of them kept it in mind. I saw this dark purple sky and a bright gleam of light of the rising sun over the earth. Usually people remember the sunsets better than sunrises because mornings pass in the hectic, arrangements for work, and they miss the beauty of this moment. But those things are absolutely breathtaking! I want to share the beauty and the sensations that I feel at the sight of a particular phenomenon.