Friday, April 9, 2010

The strength of a woman can carry the weight of the world.*

I am totally in awe of this woman's sand painting. Imagine how powerful this video would be if utilized as a teaching aid in schools.

uploader at youtube wrote: August 13, 2009 — Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.

*title quote by Sarah Pezdek-Smith, American-born Ukrainian artist, poet, and writer-b. 1980



kj said...

incredible, incredible, lydia.

the best part is how mundanely easy she makes it look.

no, the best part is how spiritual it is.

love to you, lydia,

Marion said...

Lydia, thank you for finding this incredible artist...I couldn't take my eyes off it. She's brought me to tears, along with half the audience. Beautiful!

Alyssa Ast said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing

La Belette Rouge said...

The first time I saw this video it made me cry. So powerful!!
Have a lovely weekend!

Maggie May said...

i love this..magical

Lydia said...

kj~ Read your comment early in the day and thought about your saying "the best part is how spiritual it is" as the day went along. You are so right.

Marion~ I really did just stumble upon it, because I was looking for a new piece by another woman sand artist who I featured in an earlier post. I couldn't take my eyes off this one either. :)

Alyssa~ My pleasure. Enjoy your weekend.

La Belette Rouge~ I figured it would not be new to everyone here, but I also thought it would still be special...and I can tell it was that for you. Good weekend!

Maggie May~ Magical. Powerful. Interesting. Beautiful. Spiritual. Viewers here came up with the best words for the video. :)

Darlene said...

I have seen her doing these sand drawings in several videos. She is fantastic.

This one was the best yet, because the subject matter is so tragic and emotional.

bfk said...

Ochen' krasivo, liubimitza.
—B.R. Krugechev

Lydia said...

Darlene~ She sure is fantastic. I'll have to view other sand drawings by this artist over at youtube.

bfk, aka Mr. Krugechev~
я соглашаться!
Do you have any idea how long it took me to figure out the first two words are "very" and "beautiful"? I can't find a pronouncing Eng/Rus dictionary...
Still figuring out the last word, some sort of address I presume.



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