In her words: "My husband, daughter and I became a family through international adoption. A few years ago I drew portraits of my daughter and her friends as matryoshka. I had such a good response to the matryoshka drawings that I decided to draw more. My matryoshka have design elements in common, because I wish to illustrate that we all as people have things in common. My wish is for a more compassionate and peaceful world."
Pakistani Girl by Amy Perrotti
Native American Woman by Amy Perrotti
Japanese Geisha by Amy Perrotti
Cambodian Girl by Amy Perrotti
Bahia Brazilian Woman by Amy Perrotti
Aqua Indian Girl by Amy Perrotti
A matryoshka doll, also known as a Russian nesting doll or a babushka doll, is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. The word matryoshka (матрёшка) is derived from the Russian female first name Matryona (Матрёна), and babushka (бабушка) is the Russian word for "grandmother, granny".