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    Default Amazing Sand Art - Ukraine's Got Talent Winner

    A friend emailed this to me yesterday, it's probably doing the rounds. I think it's amazing - I've never seen anything like it.

    This video shows the winner of 2009ís " Ukraine ís 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 womanís 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 womanís 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

    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.

    An 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 thereís surely no bigger


    I must admit I was very ignorant of Ukraine's history during WW2, but after a bit of googling I can see why some of the audience were moved to tears. Here is a link to an article that I found informative, if anyone is interested: http://www.infoukes.com/history/ww2/

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    Default Re: Amazing Sand Art - Ukraine's Got Talent Winner

    Thanks for posting. What a talent!

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    Thanks for the link ! It is amazing what you see in forums like this and thanks for the mention on the Ukrainians sacrifice during the war for their country.
    Alot of people in general don,t know that Ukraine fought for Gemany first(Due to the opression by Russia) and found out they were no better so ended up fighting both. Even though i was born in Australia i still remember(or investigate)my heritage but thankfully are a proud aussie and do appreciate living in the lucky country !

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    Perth, WA

    Default Re: Amazing Sand Art - Ukraine's Got Talent Winner

    That is amazing Unbelievable how detailed the drawings were, using just sand!

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