Incredible Sand Drawings Of Kseniya Simonova

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.

Gerry Ashley

4 Responses to Incredible Sand Drawings Of Kseniya Simonova

  1. Tom says:

    Frankly, this leaves me nearly speechless. What an incredible display of artistic talent. Her creativity and artistic flair is truly remarkable. Even though I’m not one her countrymen and don’t share their collective trauma from that era, she was able to make me feel the pathos nevertheless. Thanks for finding this and sharing it.

    Happy and Prosperous New Year to the Grand Rants team.

  2. Gerry Ashley says:

    It’s a true artist that can express him/herself in such a way as to move one to tears. People in the audience were wiping tears from their eyes (as you can easily see in the video). Thankfully, there was no camera on me as I watched this. But I was definitely affected deeply by this moving art.

    Something tells me she has a fantastic new vocation and that she will do well with her “backup career.”

    Thanks for your comments. I hope you’ll share that link with others.

    Happy New Year, Tom.

  3. Me says:

    WOW! That’s all I have to say, just WOW!

  4. […] Kseniya Simonova during one of her life performances Image via grandrants […]

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