Today, I want to share with you what I think is a really amazing talent of our times… I just have no words to describe…
24-year-old sand artist Kseniya Simonova was the winner of the Ukraine TV Show “Ukraine, you have talent”… But she is NOT an ordinary winner…
Her sand artwork made the whole Ukranian nation cry and brought chills to millions of Internet viewers worldwide….
See for youself here in the video above!
In this magnificent piece of sand art she recounts Germany conquering Ukraine in the second world war. Ukraine suffered more than 20% of its population in war losses in WW-II.
She brings calm, then conflict. A couple on a bench become a woman’s face as war planes dominate the skies; a peaceful walkway becomes a conflagration; a baby brings again joy but war brings again destructions and sorrow. A weeping widow morphs into the obelisk for the Ukrainian unknown soldier.
Simonova looks like some vengeful Old Testament deity as she destroys then recreates her scenes – with deft strokes, sprinkles and sweeps she keeps the narrative going.
She moves the judges and the whole Ukranian nation to tears as she subtitles the final scene “YOU ARE ALWAYS NEAR“.
I, personally, just have no words….
Just an infinite admiration for her work.
Please see for yourself. You will be touched.