Saturday, August 07, 2010

Kseniya Simonova's sand painting

As described by mental_floss.
The story in Simonova’s winning animation travels through the German invasion of the Ukraine, from a couple under a starry sky through warplanes and chaos to the Ukrainian monument to their Unknown Soldier and ending with a mother and child saying goodbye to a soldier. WWII was an especially sorrowful time in Ukraine’s history—the country lost between 8 and 11 million people, approximately 25 percent of its population.
Quite an amazing drawing/animation. She is drawing in sand on a light box.

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