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Kseniya Simonova's Amazing Sand Drawing
#1
A friend sent this to me today. It is amazing.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOhf3OvRXKg[/youtube]
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#2
Truly amazing !

A narrative explanation from the Telegraph Newspaper site in the UK :

Quote:Sand artist, Kseniya Simonova, who moved audiences to tears as she won Ukraine’s Got Talent, has become an online sensation with more than two million hits.

Miss Simonova, 24, drew a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II.

One video clip of her work on the television talent show has been viewed by two million users alone.

The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about £75,000.

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.

The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine, resulted in one in four of the population being killed with eight to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million.

BTW, hits now total over 3 million I believe.
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#3
wow ...... :cry:
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#4
THAT is mind-blowing talent!!!!!
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#5
Deb Wrote:THAT is mind-blowing talent!!!!!


Stunning WOW WOW WOW - :clap: :clap:
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#6
Amazing that it's possible to do that with plain dry sand Confusedhock: :clapping:

Another one ...

[youtubewidehd]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snOg1y0LQEQ[/youtubewidehd]

/Sven
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#7
I find it interesting that the process of creation, which in two-dimensional visual arts is usually hidden from the viewer, is part of the work of art. Simonova turns drawing into a performance art. I haven't seen that before.
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ajgannon Wrote:I find it interesting that the process of creation, which in two-dimensional visual arts is usually hidden from the viewer, is part of the work of art. Simonova turns drawing into a performance art. I haven't seen that before.


Yes, I had the same thought. Plus the fact that without video techology her works would be lost for ever, even as she does them.
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