Sonia Atlantova | Our Lady of the Never Fading Blossom - SOLD
Our Lady of the Never Fading Blossom, 2022
Tempera on wood from Russian ammunition boxes rescued by Ukrainian soldiers from battlefields near Kyiv.
40x35cm |15.7x13.8 inches
This icon of the Mother of God is considered to be the patroness of young girls; they pray to her for a happy marriage. The lily flower in Mary's hand symbolizes spiritual and physical purity. This is what Russian aggressors are trying to desecrate and destroy in Ukraine.
© Sonia Atlantova
Icons on Ammunition Boxes is a conceptual project by Ukrainian artists Sonia Atlantova and Olexander Klimenko launched in 2014. Icons painted on fragments from Russian ammunition boxes from the war zone in Ukraine serve as silent war witnesses and at the same time symbols of victory of life over death. From September 2015, this project has been supporting The First Volunteer Mobile Hospital named after Mikola Pirogov, the largest private hospital in Ukraine fully operational during the current war helping the army and civilian population.