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Artist Sergey Stelmashonok's own art project

A walk in Minsk with photo camera
Urban alphabet, or how cats learn to read



Human eye can't stand anything abstract. It's no surprise that upon looking at some scenery, trees or clouds first of all we try to find familiar images. Moreover, our imagination is kind enough to provide us with the usual stereotypes: faces or silhouettes, people and animals, fishes and birds, fairy-tale and imaginary creatures.

Sergey Stelmashonok have been taking pictures of urban surroundings for several years, taking his time and enjoying it. For a long time artist was sure that these pictures are absolutely and totally abstract.

But then it turned out that all these pictures are interconnected not only because they are part of an urban mosaic, but also because all of them resemble this or that letter from Cyrillic alphabet.

This is a spontaneous project and the set of letters is still incomplete. In order to make the project complete there will probably arise the need to go abroad, as it is only abroad where one can see authentic Roman alphabet in the cracks of the pavement.:))

There is just one more tiny, but very significant detail to be added: it is this urban alphabet from which cats learn to read, as unfortunately they don't have ABC-books. And no one but cats could know all the tiny pieces of the urban mosaic so well.



Russian letter "A"



Russian letter "Б"; Russian letter "B"



Russian letter "Д"



Russian letter "Е"; Russian letter "З"



Russian letter "И"



Russian letter "Й"; Russian letter "К"



Russian letter "Л"; Russian letter "М"



Russian letter "Н"; Russian letter "О"



Russian letter "Т"; Russian letter "У"



Russian letter "Р"; Russian letter "Ц"



Russian letter "Х"; Russian letter "Щ"



Russian letter "Ш"; Russian letter "Ь"



Russian letter "Ю"; Russian letter "Я"

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Site Cats & Dreams features a collection of posters, images, drawings and illustrations by the Belarusian artist Sergey Stelmashonok. Sergey has been illustrating articles in different newspapers and magazines for many years but his main passion is depicting cats. Each and every cat in his images is special. Take a look and enjoy.