Master of pysankas (Easter eggs) from Kyiv region has been ornamenting pysankas on the goose, hen and ostrich’s eggs for more than ten years. She both copies traditional ornaments from the 19th century albums and develops modern original ones. The ornaments are mostly vegetative complemented by geometric patterns.
When ornamenting eggs the master uses as much as five pysachoks – from a wide one to those having a diameter of a human hair. Such pysachoks make it easy both painting over extensive areas on the eggs and drawing the thinnest lines of the ornaments. The artist ornaments eggs of all the possible sizes and shapes: goose’s, hen’s and ostrich’s.
On the basis of works of Lesya Turukina’s students attending her pysanka art studio, a museum of more than five hundred pysankas was opened in Vasylkiv, Kyiv region, in April 2009. The pysankas are arranged in definite compositions. The exposition is complemented by ornamented handiworks of other contemporary masters.