Angel Drawings Research

Eduard Agunovich, Founder of the Maxim Bogdanovich Literary Museum, Minsk

On april 4, 2002, dr. Vladimir Sivitsky organised an exhibition of Aster's Angel Drawings for several prominent scientists in the Maxim Bogdanovich's Literary Museum, Minsk, Belarus.

"The artistic conception of the Bogdanovich exhibitions belongs to Eduard Akunovich, graphic artist and Merited Cultural Worker of the Republic of Belarus. For the design of the museum's exhibition Akunovich was awarded the State Prize of Belarus (1992)." (from the official Bogdanovich's Museum website)

Aster's work reminds me of the pantheon of gods.

Just to think about the fantasy used and the philosophy of life, we see a lot of things coming from deep history back in today’s life. Maybe there is also something coming from the past, coming from the pagan beliefs. What we see is that this person is looking for something. So he gathered us and we are here to think where we live, what we’re going for. We’re gathered here in this museum of Bogdanovich. The author of these angel drawings is getting us acquainted with his work, automatic writing, and with his view of reality. And it’s good; it’s good because we don’t see conflict in that. We can try to understand his ideas and we can show him also our art and also our ideas, our views of reality.

Evil Angels! Negative impulses, not positive, not good...

If we recall Bogdanovich, who was a very famous poet, he also made a lot of innovations, and he also put mythical figures like mermaids into his poems. So this is what we see also here. But about Bogdanovich we can say for example that he had positive energy going out of his poems and here we see some contradictions inside, some negative impulses inside, maybe it’s coming from his personal experiences, maybe it’s coming from his subconsciousness. As for me personally I see more negative in his angel art, not positive, not coming from good. This is what’s sitting under his consciousness. But what we can wish him is more health so that he can find his way in himself and find some more understanding from outside.