Business Card of Lena Nechet

This section of the site is about everything else in addition to business offers and art:

  • professional and private life, passions, and thoughts;
  • lifestyle, fruitarian ethics, diet, orcharding, community.

 The image with my simplified face is also a QR-code that you can scan with your phone to get to my site.

Lena Nechet

Hi, my name is Lena Nechet. I am an independent European artist in California. My fine art signature is L∃N∀ and I used my brand name LTalks™ for profiles and products in the past. 

In addition to my work in visual arts, I teach languages. My academic background is in economics (Bachelor of Science). I am experienced in web development and design. I studied and practiced media production, and produced short documentary films.

I am a Ukrainian-born mixed Slavic German national living in Southern California. I also lived in several European and two American cultures, and spoke a few languages: still fluent in three.

I am an optimistic "optimalist" with a minimalist lifestyle, who lives primarily on fresh fruit. I love kind and smart people, enjoy dancing, endurance running, and breaststroke swimming. Art is my passion.

Thank you for your time!


Introduction by Lena Nechet.
introduction, bio, summary

Informal and personal information about me: my self-description, origins, and selected stories from childhood through adult life.

Family, birthplace, circumstances.

Changing cultures taught me that people like to check where you came from to reduce their own barrier from your strangeness, and I am all for it. I love people's stories, and here is mine.

My early years of life, till onset of puberty.

From after puberty into early youth: my teenage years and my early twenties.

Adolescence, growing up, is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development.

My determining years.

Grown up years from my early twenties, through thirties till now.

My whole adult life, till now, I lived primarily in Germany and the United States.

This is a collection of my short and longer writings, lifestyle notes and blog, vlog, favorites, quotes, and other publications: flow of present moments, now, current happenings and activities, mental states, immersion, focus, involvements, moods, feelings, and states of mind.

Journal - periodically and randomly published records of personal experiences and observations.

Essays - pieces of writing by that present arguments.

My short and longer texts, from notes to formal essays.

My notes related to my diet and activities like exercise and sleep.

The flow of life.

Personal blog, lots of running and swimming, and fruitarian lifestyle in text and photographs.

Video logs by Lena Nechet - videos from daily life.

My favorite pieces of creation and existence.

Expressions full of meaning or beauty, favorite or simply very interesting sayings, concepts, thoughts, ideas, understandings, notions, opinions, views, believes, intentions, and ideals.

Random quote:
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."— Edgar Degas

My favorite poems, lyrics, as well as prose excerpts, koans, etc.

Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language. This form of art is thousands years old, and originated in Africa.

Koan is a puzzling or paradoxical statement to be meditated upon, anecdote, question, or verbal exchanges.

I list here books I read, nowadays primarily e-books and audio-books.

Literature for me is an art form, writing that has both artistic and intellectual value. Literary fiction, mostly classic, I read overwhelmingly in the first part of my life - poetry and prose. Non-fiction is what I prefer now.

My favorite compositions of sounds arranged in time; rhythms, melodies, and songs. 

Music - artistic auditory communication, instrumental or vocal tones, rhythm.

My favorite choreography and dancers, including ballet.

Dance - performing art of purposefully selected sequences of human movements that have aesthetic and symbolic value.

Under this category I keep my favorite motion pictures like movies and animation movies, records of theatrical presentations, various good show on video, lectures, memorable talks, great interviews, and regular comedy and news shows.

I keep a list of my favorite films and documentaries. It is getting harder to update it.

Cinematography is the art of motion photography and filming.

Fruitarianism is a quest for optimal ethical ways to live and healthy diets based on fruits and seeds.

The line above is the essence of my worldview as a fruitarian. I am a long-term ethical vegan-fruitarian (frugan) since my teenage years, about 1993.

Since 2007, I ran small and bigger online fruitarian communities. In this section I will gather published there useful articles on fruitarianism related to my own experience, including materials from the International Fruitarian Network (2009-2019).

fruitarians apple net

My collections of snippets of scientific data related to daily life, fruitarianism, environment, and health- from scientific internet publications, some mass media and other seemingly credible online sources, with links.

  • Concise knowledge summaries of results derived by scientific method,
  • short aggregated definitions and overviews, citations, expert opinions. 

Sources: 

  1. Primary sources, like governmental agencies, peer reviewed journals; 
  2. Secondary sources, like scholarly articles and expert reviews;
  3. Tertiary sources, like encyclopedias, dictionaries, and textbooks.

A definition is a statement of the meaning of a term - a word, a phrase, or a set of other symbols.

  • Fruitarian network of practicing fruitarians, people considering fruitarian lifestyle, supporters and researchers of the fruitarian community.
  • Fruitarian discussions - talking about fruitarianism, exchanging fruitarian ideas - conversations and debate about fruitarian topics.
  • Plus, interesting and remarkable people answer fruitarian questions.

Member articles.

All about my little fruitarian orchard in Southern California, US hardiness zone 10a, founded in 2018.