Handmade Portraits: Jevgenia's Masks

The latest Etsy Handmade Portraits short film features Yevgeniya Kilupe, a Holocaust survivor and self-taught artist who started making masks to supplement her pension after a life of working in the factory. Around six years ago, artist Christine Jurjane discovered Yevgeniya and introduced her to Linda Luse, the owner of Galerija Istaba, and they soon put on an exhibition of these fantastical papier mache “characters” to wide acclaim, eventually supporting Yevgeniya to open her very own Etsy shop.

For more info visit Yevgeniya Kilupe's Etsy shop.

via [It's Nice That]