Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ukraine has talent ... I'll say!

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This is a video of the winner of "Ukraine's Got Talent", August 2009. Kseniya Simonova, 24 yr old Ukrainian artist, uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.

It's a long video, but do watch it as it's well worth the view:



Simonova brought the judges, and the audience, to tears during this performance. There are other videos on YouTube of her amazing skill with just sand and a light box!

IMO, this is far better than all those wannabe *pop stars* trying to hit the money note. And it's drawing too, how cool, is that?!

I remember watching the television as Sylvia Hitchcock, a junior art major from Alabama, won the Miss USA pagent of 1967 with her unique *talent* display of her painting a canvas on stage. Hitchcock went on to also win the Miss Universe pagent of 1967. I was just a kid in high-school at the time, but I wanted to go on to major in art at university (and I did). I'll never forget how "cool" & inspiring I thought it was that Sylvia had won the Miss USA contest with her art as part of her beauty.

tot ziens,
Judy

P.S. Thanks Elaine, for bringing this to my attention! :)
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1 comment:

Meisie said...

YES! I've seen this before, it is truely amazing! TFS!

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