I am always on the lookout for artists who are reaching out in some compelling way. It is a hope of mine to somehow channel my own talents in this way, so I am inspired by the efforts of those who are already making a difference. In the case of Kseniya Simonova, I was first drawn to her mesmerizing sand art creations when I was introduced to her work by a classmate’s blog.
At the age of 24 and a young mother, she became the winner of the first “Ukraine’s Got Talent” televised competition in July 2009. (Click on the link to watch the YouTube video of this remarkable 8 minute live performance.) Since then, she has become an online and international sensation. Upon further research, I was delighted to find that her passion extends to so many outreaches! The depth of her compassion emanates through her works instilled with messages of hope. There is a purity in her expression that is so refreshing and so filled with Truth. As an artistic enthusiast, there is something innately captivating about watching an artist completely immersed in their creative process. This is particularly true in the case of Simonova’s seamless choreography of gestures throughout her quintessentially poignant compositions which she delivers with both grace and conviction, leaving the audience enraptured.