She comes from Ukraine to bring her strange but beautiful talent to this huge stage…but the trip was definitely worth it.
You never know when your life is going to take a big turn or where that turn will take you. Often, if you follow your passions, you will find yourself in extraordinary places.
For Kseniya Simonova, that’s exactly what happened.
Kseniya is a Ukrainian artist and mother. She has always been a naturally creative person, but it wasn’t until she discovered sand as a medium that she truly blossomed as an artist.
If you’ve never seen sand art before, you’re going to be absolutely blown away when you see what this incredibly talented woman does with just her hands, light, sand, and her imagination.
As she approaches the giant sandbox, the room is intrigued. The judges watch expectantly.
The story that Kseniya paints with just sand and his hands is a story that truly touches the soul. This is the story of an artist who forgets his parents. By the time he cares to remember it, it’s too late.
The way Kseniya transitions from frame to frame is seamless. They gracefully transition into each other like a movie. She’s also able to get so much detail and emotion out of characters’ faces with just a swipe of her hand.
Do you remember the last time you tried to make a simple sandcastle? It’s not as easy as it seems. Creating not just a work of art, but a story that can make you feel so emotional seems impossible.
Yet the audience, judges and host are all absolutely blown away at the end of this performance. None of them have ever seen anything like this before!
After the judge’s praise, Terry comes out from behind the stage to give her the biggest compliment she could ask for on this show.
What did you think of this strange but charming performance?