“Mishka the Russian Bear” is a MoBear, the Molecular Bear. I saw the shape of it when I was thinking about tiny atoms that make up the whole world. I thought that the atoms that make me now are the same atoms that were the part of the mountain, a planet, an animal.. They travel around and come up in different combinations that would fall apart and then make up something else again and again... The molecule I saw in my dream also looked like my favorite toy bear Mishka which I had when I was a little child. So I decided that this molecule was a molecule of Teddybearium, a happy childhood matter. Mishka the MoBear is decorated with the classical Russian floral folk motif Khokhloma. When I was a teenager I used to paint these floral motives on the wooden blanks of Easter eggs and give those aw
ay as gifts for my friends and relatives.