Kseniya Simonova’s Amazing Sand Drawing

Dec 26, 09 | Tâm Duyên | 1,979 views | No Comments



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ksKseniya Simonova is a 24 years old Ukranian artist. She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and “sand painting” skills to interpret Germany’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. She won Ukraine’s Got Talent 2009, watched by over 13 million people.







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What a wonderful thing to say, and way to say it. My favorite part is when she lights the candle at the beginning, and blows it out at the end.

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She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy scene is obliterated.

It is replaced by a woman’s face crying, but then a baby arrives and the woman smiles again. Once again war returns and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young woman’s face appears.

She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.

This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house.

In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.

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