An amazing talent

  • grnranger99

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    Dec 05, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    I found this worth watching;

    This video shows the winner of "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 $125,000.

    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 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.




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  • Acorns

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    Dec 05, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
    I was always fascinated by these. I'd just watch them and watch them and watched them.

    I wish I could do it so fluidly. Ughh and not make such crappy pictures!

    -- I love her motions and her beauty
  • 8Always_Hard8

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    Dec 05, 2009 10:46 PM GMT
    wow that was amazing!!
  • drypin

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    Dec 05, 2009 11:02 PM GMT
    It was a big sensation over here as well and she melds the scenery, her movement and the music beautifully. Ukraine DOES have talent! :-)
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    Dec 05, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    That was absolutely amazing. icon_eek.gif

    Totally facebooking that.
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    Dec 05, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    Wow she is amazing and it was more like watching an animated film rather than someone drawing them. It brought tears to my eyes, can't believe it.
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    Dec 05, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    That was pretty darn awesome
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    Dec 06, 2009 4:48 AM GMT
    wow thats amazing, thanks for posting
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    Dec 06, 2009 5:01 AM GMT
    Awe-inspiring and emotional...damn...
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    Dec 06, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    great - really beautiful to watch - thanks
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    Dec 06, 2009 5:18 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing!
    Definitely the creative motivation I needed lately.icon_biggrin.gif

    I remembered my father showing me a videos of other Sand drawing artist like Kseniya Simonova and i always found it very fascinating and also therapeutic to watch. It's as if you can feel the emotion through each stroke.



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    Dec 06, 2009 5:42 AM GMT

    Brilliant.
  • SanEsteban

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    Dec 06, 2009 6:01 AM GMT
    That was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. I was mesmerized during the entire performance. Brilliant!!! Thank you so much for posting and sharing with all of us!
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    Dec 06, 2009 6:26 AM GMT
    amazing...I am speechless...
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    Dec 06, 2009 7:13 AM GMT
    Was I the only one who noticed the Metallica at the end?


    Amazing work! She has an awesome grace and talent. It's a pity that these kinds of talents are hardly noticed (Street artists, etc...)
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    Dec 06, 2009 8:03 AM GMT
    That blew my mind.

    The sand, she gives it life.