The wiki entry for this young woman:
Kseniya Simonova (Ксения Симонова) (born 1985) is a sand animator from Ukraine. She started drawing with sand after her business collapsed due to the 2008 financial crisis, and had less than a year’s experience when she entered Ukraine’s Got Talent. She became the 2009 winner of that show, constructing an animation that portrayed life during the USSR’s Great Patriotic War against the Third Reich in World War II.
Simonova won 1,000,000 Ukrainian Hryvnia (approx. USD125,000) for her first place in the show. A YouTube video of the performance has received more than 12 million hits.
Her art is like music: each scene moves into another and before we can quite comprehend it, the music has progressed. We run to catch up.
I shudder to think what her pictures would look like were she to ‘paint’ what happened in Ukraine after the war.
Hat tip: Wally B, Zenster & Rick Lahomer
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