The Gorbenko Family Faces

A tribute to my favorite Russians in the whole world!  I have been promising them to Ksenia for half a year, and I am finally forcing myself to do something with them.

The Gorbenko Family Alive - cardboard cartoon family portrait (2)
The Gorbenko Family Alive - cardboard cartoon family portrait
The Gorbenko Family Alive - cardboard cartoon family portrait (3)

What are they?  Technically, cardboard cut, painted, and lacquered.  But in my imagination (though admittedly without the most fidelity to facial realities), they are all six members of the extended Gorbenko family!

Sasha Cardboard Cartoon Portrait
Mama Cardboard Cartoon Portrait
Papa Cardboard Cartoon Portrait

Alexei Cardboard Cartoon Portrait
Olga Cardboard Cartoon Portrait
Ksenia Cardboard Cartoon Portrait

I think I will magnetize them on the backs, so she can have them talking to each other on the refrigerator.  I will make some thought bubbles that she can stick notes onto… an everchanging interactive cartoon in her kitchen!

My other thought had been to circle them around a seven inch mirror, affixing them to a fabric background and making a large portrait mirror.  But it’s better to keep them mobile and in action!  Hello to Vologda…

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