Mikhail Magaril


An artist living in New York City, Mikhail Magaril describes the experience of working on his project The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen. The artist discusses his inspiration for the book and recalls childhood memories that aided him in the completion of the project throughout his travels in Russia and Denmark – Andersen’s birthplace. Beyond explaining the materials that were needed to create the book, as well as his decisions to use certain materials instead of others, Magaril demonstrates his devotion to Andersen.