Netflix series Russian Doll is an exceptionally intelligent and compassionate wondering and expression of why, when and for what we live. Illustrated on paper with graphite pencils, this drawing references a combination of two scenes in Netflix show Russian Doll starring and co-created by Natasha Lyonne.

Nadia Vulvokov (played by Lyonne) holds a little baby. Young Ruth Brenner (played by Annie Murphy), a surrogate mother to Nadia is on the right, kissing Nadia’s hair.

Including Ruth is a reminder of the emotional space Ruth holds for Nadia. Ruth (and others’) love may not have saved her (that is ultimately up to Nadia), but it sure made a world of difference.

I love the show!