Do not close your eyes

Watercolor, pigmented ink drawing, paper, 2022

27 x 41

I am a Ukrainian artist living and working in France. The invasion of my country affected me deeply as a Ukrainian citizen and a European artist.
My painting does not necessarily carry a political message but expresses deep pain and hope for my people. This woman in traditional Ukrainian costume closes her eyes like the rest of my fellow citizens to continue to live freely. She closes her eyes like most of the rest of the world, who do not understand the pain of the inhabitants of this minor country, victims of a geopolitical disagreement. She aspires to remain independent after several fights for their freedom

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