Yesterday night my boyfriend showed me an incredible video about a sand animation. I decided to do some research on the artist and discovered #Kseniya #Simonova (@kseniyasimonova) This lady is the 2009 winner of the TV contest Ukraine’s Got Talent. She is a performance artist in sand animation and a philanthropist. I think her work is incredible and very original!
Sand performance was suggested by her husband. Initially, Simonova was unsure, but she decided to try it in the absence of other viable options to improve their financial situation. When tests with beach and river sands proved both unsuitable, Simonova’s husband began researching better options on the internet. He sold his printing equipment to buy 3 kilograms of expensive volcanic sand.
Simonova began experimenting with the medium at night, after serving as a full-time mother throughout the day. She found it challenging, but persisted in spite of early impulses to give up. Physically grueling, the art form required her standing for long periods of time and also required her to retrain her vision to adapt to the unique medium.
The sand story Kseniya presented live on TV was an eight minute story of a young couple separated by the war. She was hoping to get some exposure as an artist, but it became much more. The audience was moved to tears. As soon as she finished her performance, applause erupted and she received a standing ovation. Check her performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=518XP8prwZo
This Goddess of Art has more than 200 sand animations but in this opportunity I would like to introduce to you one of my favorites “Beautiful Morocco”