Sonia Atlantova | Guardian Angel - SOLD
Guardian Angel, 2022
Tempera on wood from ammunition boxes abandoned by Russian soldiers on battle fields near Kyiv and rescued by Ukrainian deminers.
61 x 36.5cm | 24 x 14.4 in
The image of a Guardian Angel with a sword and a cross on a field covered with flowers on a plank from a Russian military ammunition box. This is both a symbol of life overcoming pain and horrors of war, and a dream of how Ukraine will recover and flourish when the war will end.
© Sonia Atlantova
Icons on Ammunition Boxes
From 2015, Ukrainian artists Sonia Atlantova and Olexander Klimenko have been using wooden fragments from ammunition boxes abandoned by Russian soldiers on the battle fields in Ukraine to paint icons and donating all sale proceeds to mobile hospitals that provide urgent medical care to wounded Ukrainian soldiers and civilians. Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine in late February, 2022, their work remains more relevant than ever.