Autumn. From Fore Seasons quadriptych
Autumn is nostalgia for summer and comprehension of quick arrival of winter. For each person there comes a period, when he attains experience, luggage, as coaches of a train. In this picture were reflected, on the one hand, nostalgia for the times, when I was younger, when I was growing in an already failed, slow militarised Soviet ideologized system, and, on the other hand, unacceptance of this misshapen system, which any one born there will miss till the end of his life. In this train the steam locomotive is an army, behind it - a coach - an administration in the style of Moscow sky-scrappers, houses of simple citizens, a prison and backyards of the empire, which are so far from the centre, that they may almost forget, from what train they are. They simply live their usual life and do not think either of the main caliber, or about the honour of the banner, or about sounds of hymns, peals of speeches and clanking of the awards.