……..If you aren’t one of the over 20 million people who have seen this via internet, I hope you become one.  There are probably another 20,000,000 who have seen it in the artist’s country alone.

I define true art as something that “moves” you.  Different things move different people.  This is true art in my opinion.

I can’t remember who sent this to me months ago.  For some reason, I just remembered it today.  Don’t know how I forgot to share it.

Chris Reimers

Sand Artist Kseniya Simonova Moves Audience to Tears with Performance Last Year Winning “Ukraine’s Got Talent”

Miss Simonova, 24, drew a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II.

One video clip, of the many now in many places, has gotten over 15 million views

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.

Click here to watch this incredibly talented young lady (Make sure you watch it in fullscreen mode):

2 Responses to TRUE ART

  1. maggie says:

    Wow thanks for sharing this, very touching.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Maggie,

      Hope all is well in the “North Country.” Haven’t had much time to chat lately. Please tell everyone that I said, “Hi.”

      I’m glad you took the time to watch this. I thought the same thing you did.

      God’s blessings…

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