01 Sep '17

Art as a haven

door Nathalie Dirix
Of Russian descent, Tatiana Potapova has spent eight of her 20 years living in Belgium in Tervuren. Her recent career change decision meant adopting a new lifestyle focused on her love for the arts.

Potapova is keen to emphasise just how important it is to acknowledge your roots. These form the bedrock for building the future.

‘You will always be the fruit of two cultures. Inevitably. When I am in Russia I feel like a Belgian and when I am in Belgium I feel like a Russian. This is exactly what I think is so rewarding.’

‘My parents taught me that your greatest treasures are found in your head and your heart. No one can take your thoughts and feelings away from you.’