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 You Are Always Near - Sand artist Kseniya Simonova

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PostSubject: You Are Always Near - Sand artist Kseniya Simonova   Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:03 pm




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Here, she recounts Germany conquering Ukraine in the second world war. She brings calm, then conflict. A couple on a bench become a woman’s face; a peaceful walkway becomes a conflagration; a weeping widow morphs into an obelisk for an 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 to tears as she subtitles the final scene “you are always near” (Source).

What she depicts is love and war, set amidst the turmoil of WWII. Ukraine was probably the area most devastated in the war, even more than Germany. It was a conflict that saw nearly one in four Ukrainians killed.

Ukraine represented almost 20 percent of all the causalities suffered during WWII. And that was after Stalin had killed millions during the manufactured famines before the war. It to this day touches every Ukrainian. That’s the context of war memory that Kseniya reaches out to. (Source)
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PostSubject: Re: You Are Always Near - Sand artist Kseniya Simonova   Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:13 pm

I have no words...

moved to tears...
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PostSubject: Re: You Are Always Near - Sand artist Kseniya Simonova   Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:04 pm

A piece I did a few years ago..

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PostSubject: Re: You Are Always Near - Sand artist Kseniya Simonova   Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:39 pm

that is absolutely beautiful... how long did it take ool??
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PostSubject: Re: You Are Always Near - Sand artist Kseniya Simonova   Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:00 pm

It took me about Two weeks..

It's a Mural and about 40"x45" wide... I used Stainless Steel and layered it for a 3-D perspective.
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PostSubject: Re: You Are Always Near - Sand artist Kseniya Simonova   Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:48 pm

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It took me about Two weeks..

It's a Mural and about 40"x45" wide... I used Stainless Steel and layered it for a 3-D perspective.

you are very talented... it truly is beautiful...2 weeks?? I'm not sure I would have that patience lol... but then again, if you have a passion for something.... time doesn't matter....


please share more if you are inclined... you have a talent!!

thank you:)
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