Street artist transforms Georgian alphabet into funny monsters
15 March, 2017
Street artist transforms Georgian alphabet into funny monsters
Georgian artist Tamuna Tsakhnakia, widely known under her nickname Tamoonz, has transformed unique Georgian alphabet into a bizarre creatures. Georgian writing that is distinguished for its beautiful shapes and ancient history has already gained international recognition and was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Georgian illustrator who is rather famous for her bold and bright street art murals breathed new life into Georgian alphabet and presented it as a living creature, that in a way,
is quite symbolic, since Georgian script has been revived and modified over the centuries.
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Tamoonz, author of this creative artwork, talked with Georgian Journal about her latest work:

“The idea to animate Georgian alphabet popped into my mind few years ago. I made sketches and put it away, and only after few years I returned back to my idea and brought it to life. I often hear that my works are different and don’t look like any other Georgian’s artworks, so I wanted to make something with Georgian elements and at the same time not to lose my individuality. Everyone who saw my artwork liked it so far.
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I chose monsters, because I simply love these creatures. Also because ever since my childhood I used to search for these creatures everywhere. As every kid, I probably also believed in their existence. I have used these magnificent creatures in a number of my artworks and in this case I thought to myself that it would be very interesting to present beautiful Georgian writing in an unusual way”, - Tamoonz told Georgian Journal.

“I am also planning to transfer these characters to the streets in the form of street art. I am also thinking about printing them as stickers and transferring to T-shirts. But most importantly, the aim of my idea is promoting and spreading Georgian language”, - The artist said.

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Tamoonz  at PRASAD street art fest , Kathmandu, Nepal 2016

Currently Tamoonz is working on a new project and we look forward to her new ideas. The artist has illustrated a number of books, decorated the city with various colorful murals and took part in local as well as international street art festivals. Discover more about Tamoonz on following links:


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