Soviet Mosaics in Ukraine

Restaurant "Aristocrat"

Boryviter, or a windhover, is a bird able to hover in the air for a long time. The concept of the authors was emotional bond between the panel and the sea view from the window next to it, the bond evoked by the name and colors. This panel is also located in the "Aristocrat", the restaurant in Mariupol, but unlike "The Tree of Life", it is located in a lighter room near the window. This is why Alla Gorska and Borys Plaksiy changed the initial idea of a bird-fighter into the light, bright composition with a hawk. The other names of the work were "The Bird of Ellada" and "A Dream".
In 80s, the restaurant went through several repairs; as a result, the window by the panel was replaced with a stained-glass window. The room is currently out of use. Two works of Alla Gorska’s collective, "Boryviter" and "The Tree of Life", remain there. They are unavailable to public, but the conditions of the rooms are good enough to preserve the artworks


Size and material: 18 meters, smalt, slag glass ceramic, ceramic tiles and aluminum spoon

Authors: Alla Gorska, Viktor Zaretskiy, Galina Zubchenko, Grygoriy Prishedko, Borys Plaksiy
Performed with the participation of Vasyl Parakhin and Nadiya Svitlychna

Photo: Lyubava Illyenko

Authorship establishing