Sand Animations by Kseniya Simonova

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukranian artist. Using a giant light box and music, she paints animated stories in sand recounting the invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. She won Ukraine’s Got Talent 2009. Singing jackasses need not apply.

The story starts with a couple on a park bench, followed by the chaotic invasion, morphing into an old widow and a memorial for unknown soldiers, ending with remembrance that “you are always near”. Turn up the volume and watch this captivating sequence full-screen:


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