Chained Spirit

Volodymyr Oleksovskyi

This sculpture symbolizes the political situation between Ukraine and Russia today. Elements of this sculpture symbolizes a piece of history of the Ukrainian people. The two propellers symbolize two different countries as being at the same time close physically but far moral. The lower propeller looks down and the upper one looks up, symbolizing that they are moving in completely different directions. However, there is a small particle between them that explains why they are pointing in different directions. One of the important elements is the chain that symbolizes this conflict between the two countries. The final element is a butterfly that symbolizes the hope of the Ukrainian people for a bright and free future.                                                  

While I was making this sculpture, I felt like I was making something important for myself, something that I cannot explain...