Tamar Chekurishvili has passionately developed her artistry over the past few years. She finds inspiration in illustrating Ancient Georgian myths and legends; bringing to life the characters of folklore and fairytales. Working at the Georgian National Museum, Tamar blends her artistic skills with her archaeology Master’s degree, where she illustrates and visually reconstructs Ancient Georgian archeological sites. Using the artifacts found at these sites, she creates illustrations of ancient people, houses, castles and terrains.
She is currently a lecturer of Photoshop and Illustrator at INDIGO training center.
"In the year that King Saperavi instituted strict religious doctrine on the land, a strange disease plagued Megrelian children. If it weren't for the Sage , who lived in the hills of Samegrelo, Ojaleshi would have met her end. But taking her soul back from Death meant transferring his abilities to her. The family knew that although she survived she could never return to her village. She was left there to study the craft under the Sage's tutelage. She was deeply passionate about the art and extremely persistent.
As a grown woman she returned to her village. Her beauty was magnetic and she was irresistible. But her jealous and possessive nature, due to her abandonment as a child, fueled her desire for power and recognition. "
Kopala, a great Georgian Hero, was once in a boulder-throwing contest against a number of Ogre called "Devi." The Devi challenged Kopala to see who could throw a boulder the farthest. The ogres' champion picked up a boulder and hurled it across the valley to the mountain on the other side of the Aragvi river.
Kopala tested a boulder, but decided it was too light. So he picked up another boulder, pressed it against the first, and threw them both across the valley. These nearly failed to surpass the ogre's throw, but at the crucial moment the god "Kviria" struck the boulder with his whip, causing it to fly further than the ogre's boulder, and it landed on top of the ogres' fortress of Tsikhetgori.
As a result of their defeat in an ensuing battle which Kopala fought with his companion "Iakhsar", the surviving ogres retreated underground allowing mankind to settle in the area.
Leader of the Kudiani, she was punished by the Ghmerti and was sentenced to be chained to a column in the depth of the Earth; where she devoured the hearts of humans brought to her by the Kudianis. Every year, Rokapi tries to free herself of her chains of bondage .