World War II Relived through Sand Painting

How did the artist Kseniya Simonova win the Ukrainian version of Britain’s Got Talent? By using the art of sand painting to recount the story of Germany’s invasion of Ukraine in 1941. Life was somewhat ordinary, then it all fell apart. And, by the war’s end, an estimated 10 million Ukrainians were left dead. It’s a difficult story to tell. And I’m referring not just to the story’s content, but to the actual medium too. Thanks Steve for the heads up on this one.

For more sand painting, check out the work of Ilana Yahav.

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