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 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.