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Meditative notebook of war and funeral flowers



Funeral wreaths and mourning bouquets of two flowers are depicted alternately in a primitive style.
The canvas is a notebook in a cell on 24 sheets, which was my life jacket from the first days of the war. Each page is one word or phrase associated with the war in Ukraine. The meditative process of writing the same thing made me calm down, turn painful news into history, accept it.
Then each sheet was torn into 4 parts, two of which were turned over so that the other side of the sheet was visible. The black background forms a cross between the particles of the sheet.

I also want to say that when creating I tried to avoid my own emotions. Only words that came from the news or from relatives. Only flowers to honor the memory of the dead.

Created in 2022 in Ukraine
Sheet 1. War and February 24
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 2. 5 am and Began
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 3. Explosions and Scary
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 4. Siren and "Russian warship ..."
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 5. Snake Island and Chornobaivka
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 6. Bucha, Irpin, Gostomel and ... special operation
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 7. Hate and Never forgive
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 8. Ceramic rooster and Mriya airplane
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 9. Maria Pryimachenko Museum and Air alarm
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 10. Curfew and Bandera cocktail
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 11. Territorial defense and Application to join the EU
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 12. At what price and ... seeds in pockets
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 13. Babyn Yar and Ghost of Kyiv
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 14. Childbirth in bomb shelters and Palyanytsya
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 15. Never again and The third month of February
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 16. 4.5.0. and Dog Patron
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 17. 8 years of war and Cargo 200
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 18. Inscription "children" did not save and Death
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 19. Azovstal and Occupation
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 20. Mass grave and Humanitarian catastrophe
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 21. Genocide of the Ukrainian people and Rashism
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 22. Volunteering and Refugees
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 23. Carefully mines and War crimes
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm
Sheet 24. Lend-Lease and The Armed Forces of Ukraine are real heroes
2022
ink, pastel, paper
30 x 21 cm