The White Countess, the Black Moth


A tribute to the remarkable Russian women in exile, throughout history: to those who made it, to those who barely made it, and to those who didn’t. To celebrate their intelligence, strength, and resilience - these are my roots, my inspiration, the spiritual place I came from.

Once an aristocrat, the countess is now a piano teacher by day and a cabaret singer by night (“black moth” a popular chanson) - dots and lines as a symbolic music sheet as a veil as the crossed-out past.

Fiercely independent with the expression of determination and amused detachment behind the veil - alone against the world, against all odds - it’s all mine.


March 18, 2023 Minted: Helena Sarin
March 18, 2023 Purchased for 14Ξ: 6529capital