Here is photo´s
from Prince Eward island in the North of Canada.
Dette er sandskulpturer fra Prins
Edward øen i Nordcanada på
This is truly amazing !!!
Be sure to read this write up before
you open the performance - you'll
probably re-read it after seeing the
video, then watch it again.....it is
This video shows the winner of
2009’s "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
In the final scene, a mother and
child appear inside and a man
standing outside, with his hands
pressed against the glass, saying
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
One art critic said:
"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."
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