Happy New Year From The Grand Rants Family To Yours!
While we all take a day off to over-eat and watch way too much football, I’d like to offer up this amazing visual treat.
Meet sand artist Kseniya Simonova, who just won Ukraine’s version of “America’s Got Talent.” She uses a giant light box coupled with appropriate music to match her imagination and incredible talent as an artist, using sand as her media.
What comes across as talent honed over many years of practice is actually a skill she taught herself in less than a year when she appeared on the TV show shown here. She taught herself this skill after her business collapsed due to the credit crunch.
A friend of mine once operated a small store where he sold local art on consignment. At the time, he said, “Everyone has something to say with their hands.” I can’t think of a better description of an artist, and Kseniya “tells” an incredibly moving story here. Watch in wonder as she interprets the German invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.
Don’t worry. There will still be plenty of football left to watch when you’re done.