Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Face of War

August 26, 2015 ( Ukrainian artist Dariya Marchenko works on a portrait of Vladimir Putin made from empty bullet cartridges. The portrait - called The Face Of War - is made from 5,000 cartridges collected from the frontline of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The portrait is presented along with a novel which tells the personal stories of six people involved in the project, including Ms Marchenko's own story and those of people who helped her collect the shells. Ms Marchenko calls her art approach "philosophic symbolism", where every element has its hidden meaning. In her work, the cartridges are supposed to symbolize human life that has been brutally ended.