who knew? in eastern europe there's a tv show called "Ukraine's Got Talent" -- you can predict the format, but never the sophistication and urgency of the sand animation of kseniya simonova. her work is in constant, fluid motion as she arranges and rearranges sand on a horizontal light table, shifting from scene to scene with grace and skill. unlike the intricate yet static traditional sand paintings of navajo artists, kseniya's work is constantly in motion, movie-like in its evolution of images.
for a compelling video of her during a competition, and the moving response among the audience and judges alike, click here.