You guys might already know that StumbleUpon is one of my favorite things about the internet. I “stumble” all the time, finding new music, art, and recipes. A few days ago, I came across Kseniya Simonova, a brilliant sand artist from the Ukraine. Winner of television talent show “Ukraine’s Got Talent,” this 26 year-old uses her fingers and a mix of volcanic sand and salt to tell stories over a lighted canvas.
She only started painting with sand three years ago, when her husband suggested it after the economic downturn left them unemployed. She cared for their son during the day, and practiced with sand from 10pm until early morning.
Most of the work Kseniya creates tells an emotional tale, but many, like the video below, show the evolution of a place or people. Check out Kseniya Simonova’s interpretation of the circus:
Neat-o! Her back must be killing after standing for hours on end painting. You can check out more of Kseniya’s videos on her YT channel.
What do you think? Have you seen Kseniya Simonova’s sand art before? Thanks for stopping by! xx