Watercolor, pigmented ink drawing, paper, 2022
46 x 55
Since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, displaced Ukrainians have increased to more than 7 million people, an unprecedented exodus in Europe since the Second World War. Most of them fled the war, protecting their lives and their children. Each of these people has their own story and reasons for leaving their paycheque. And these choices are not always easy. This woman with the crown of blue and yellow flowers of the Ukrainian national colors forcibly leaves her hometown to stay abroad in the uncertainty of life. How will she manage her daily life? What are her sorrows, her fears, and her hopes?