Above is the video of a young Ukrainian lady that uses her own fingers to draw on sand. I found this video from my Art class and I find that it is truly amazing of how she transform her thoughts to sand animation. To be honest, I have minimal knowledge of world history, yet, I do not speak Ukrainian. Therefore, what I am about to describe is to the best of my knowledge and what I have heard from other people. If you know Ukrainian language you are more than welcome to correct my mistakes. Thank you!
Kseniya Simonova is the young artist at Ukraine who performed the sand animation. This is a sand animation about a life during WWII, which you will find out on the last scene of her animation. Kseniya uses both music and her imagination to illustrate love during war. She started with a couple sitting at a bench on a peaceful night and then war came, which brought tragic to everyone. As everyone knows that war is nothing but sadness. People were forced to leave their home and loved ones or got separated. Husband or boyfriend had to leave their loved ones to fight for their country, while the wife or girlfriend stayed at home worried sick. It felt like as if Kseniya had lived the life during war. She created the scene and then destroyed, which gave the audience the emotion of how life is so fragile. On her last scene she subtitled “You are always near,” as referring to the emotion of people who had lost their loved ones during war. It does not matter what happened and how far your loved ones are, they will always be in your heart, which is what I believed she implied.