I have no Russian roots, but I do have a great fondness to items from Russia, particularly from the Soviet era. 

The Nevalyashka dolls are familiar in many places, in different variations. They are undoubtedly a classic. 

In this series I used the dolls as-is and transitioned them into clay. In other versions I turned the round belly and hands into heads, added the bodies of other dolls, and created new life.