One of my earliest memories is being in the pram, looking up at the leaves above me, astounded by their structure, movement and beauty.
At 3 years old I was found cutting an umbrella into the shape of a dress.
At 4 I requested my parents bake an antler in the oven for me.
You can learn more about my art practice here.
My first dress was an umbrella.
In my childhood imagination and inner creativity were my means of dealing with everyday reality…. I was immersed in my own world, giddily traveling down the rabbit hole of creation on many occasions, exploring traditional techniques passed down through my family lineage while also exploring my “no-rules” methods.
After graduating with Masters degree in Theater – Set & Costume Design at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic in 2002, I took a leap of faith and made the move to Australia, the land of never ending horizon, red soil and an ancient rhythm of nature. Merging European classic influences with the outdoor relaxed lifestyle of Australia formed the basis of my Sharka Bosakova label in 2011.
The young girl with the umbrella remains with me.