Dedushka, (grandfather in Russian), is the first one to try to pull up the gigantic turnip in the Russian folk tale, the Gigantic Turnip. Spending time in the garden is renewing, working the earth with your hands makes you feel connected to all the cycles of life. I worked to make his image completely rustic, very centered and earthy. I made a wood cut out of birch veneer. He has bare feet to feel the energy from the damp earth through his toes. He is wearing the shirt of an elder: indigo, with a little bit of decoration.