A model has created eye-catching works of art using plants, vegetables and other natural materials.
Katya, 24, who lives in Moscow, crafts her striking masterpieces by painstakingly arranging petals, radish slices and tufts of grass and placing them on her models.
Her unconventional displays, which are designed to challenge conventional beauty standards, have captured the attention of over 15,000 Instagram users, despite many people feeling uneasy with images that trigger Trypophobia.
Katya, 24, who runs Instagram account ‘thundergirl_xtal’, has gained a viral following for her unconventional art series, including this attention grabbing image of a woman covered in slices of radish
Moscow-based artists uses natural resources including vegetables and plants to create images that challenge the perception of beaut. Pictured, a person with fruit slices for lips
Katya has enlisted the help of friends and family to pose for her work. This image of a woman with a plant growing from her foot was used for a vintage shop
Katya whose work has been influenced by Isa Genzken, Pipilotti Rist and Donald Judd, grew up with an interest in fashion, make-up and costumes.
She revealed her inspiration for experimenting with unconventional materials came from growing up in the Russian countryside and receiving natural souvenirs from her parents when they travelled.
The 24-year-old often involves her friend and family in posing for her artistic images. Katya has a number of projects for which she grew items such as luffas from scratch to use.
She added: ‘Even if it’s not natural for a person to use press-on nails, at the if same time, if he or she feels it’s organic, then it’s beautiful. To me, beauty is not about aesthetics, but about feelings.’
Her recent work has included a dried out leaf placed over an eye as well as faces covered entirely in flower petals.
The 24-year-old who often grows the items featured in her art project, revealed she is influenced by souvenirs that her parents bring her from their travels and her childhood in Russia. Katya shared this image of a man with flower petals for eyelashes in September
Katya’s work includes people who are covered in leaves and flower petals as well as those who are covered in vegetables, such as this image which featured on Buro 24/7
Katya has received a divided response over her designs, with friends who have Trypophobia feeling uneasy with the images. This picture of a man with grass spouting from his nose made some of her Instagram followers uncomfortable when it was posted in September
This unconventional image shows Katya wearing a mask made of vegetables and flowers
This image of a child covered in flowers was captured at Russia’s flow garden studio
Katya, pictured wearing a mask made of rose petals, says the items featured in her work are those that catch her eye while she’s in a shop, walking or in her parent’s garden
In one design, Katya used the petals of purple flowers to draw attention to modern nail art