About 2500 years ago on the land where I live, in the Altai mountains lived the Scythian civilization, Pazyryk archaeological culture. In 1993, after the discovery of a well-preserved mummy of a girl in the ice, there was a great interest in this civilization. Thanks to the permafrost, we can now see the tattoos of these people, their world. In my paintings, I reconstruct the worldview of the Scythians, their connection with the spirits of the mountains, with the mystical meaning of animals.
Nikolay Marci with Natalya Polosmak, the archaeologist who discovered the mummy of "Altai Princess" (Siberian Scythian folk, lived 2500 ago), at the opening of a joint exhibition with the Institute of archaeology.
January 2019. Novosibirsk Akademgorodok