Amazing Artist

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  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    First read the story..

    This video shows the winner of "Ukraine’s Got Talent", Kseniya Simonova, 24, drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II. Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.

    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.


    Kseniya Simonova says:
    "I find it difficult enough to create art using paper and pencils or paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is beyond me. The art, especially when the war is used as the subject matter, even brings some audience members to tears. And there’s surely no bigger compliment."


    Please take time out to see this amazing piece of art.

    [youtubevid]vOhf3OvRXKg[/youtubevid]
     
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  2. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    I wish I could understand the language and be able to read it,,,,,,,,that was great.
     

  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Amazing!!
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Spray paint art also cool

    [youtubevid]xjK93gik9bI[/youtubevid]

    [youtubevid]Xtp2TWI1764[/youtubevid]
     
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  5. Salthart

    Salthart New Member

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    The music for the finish was a very good choice. It is a song from the band Metalica that has been redone by a group completly made up of four cellos.


    So close, no matter how far
    Couldn't be much more from the heart
    Forever trusting who we are
    and nothing else matters

    Never opened myself this way
    Life is ours, we live it our way
    All these words I don't just say
    and nothing else matters

    Trust I seek and I find in you
    Every day for us something new
    Open mind for a different view
    and nothing else matters

    never cared for what they do
    never cared for what they know
    but I know

    So close, no matter how far
    Couldn't be much more from the heart
    Forever trusting who we are
    and nothing else matters

    never cared for what they do
    never cared for what they know
    but I know

    Never opened myself this way
    Life is ours, we live it our way
    All these words I don't just say

    Trust I seek and I find in you
    Every day for us, something new
    Open mind for a different view
    and nothing else matters

    never cared for what they say
    never cared for games they play
    never cared for what they do
    never cared for what they know
    and I know

    So close, no matter how far
    Couldn't be much more from the heart
    Forever trusting who we are
    No, nothing else matters

    Altogether very moving. Thanks for the post.
     
  6. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    that touched alot of hearts and brought back a lot of memories for people in that country
     
  7. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    this is a very amazing peice of art by some guy in canada its for a band called days of the new a world music folk rock band, very cool looking it was 1st place
     

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  8. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Wow!! Magnificent Artwork. Thank you for sharing!!:big_smile:
     
  9. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    yea i love that art, i love trees, im going to get a tatoo of the tree the tree has a meaning to me, i want a pic of that and my creek on my arm