Interview of the surgeon Volodymyr Novikov, who saved many lives of children, civilians and soldiers from Irpen und Bucha.
„- Don’t you have a dream?- I do. One. Learning to dream about something.
It is a rare gift to respect yourself and your life, to want the best, the highest in this life only for yourself! To imagine a heavenly paradise, but not to dream about it, but to strive for it, to demand it!“
Ayn Rand, „We Are Alive.“
We Are Alive – …. can appreciate the magnitude of the sacrifice of those who have lost their lives. Freedom, dreams, life have been stolen from them.
They don’t know that anymore. But we do, and we have to live with it. And each of us has our own war, our own weapons. The artist’s weapon: brushes and paints. Weapons of faith: scriptures.
We are alive. We have a world to rebuild after the war, a world without them. But we are there, alive and able to change the future.
Capable of changing ourselves. And raise our children in a new way. What kind of world do we want to pass on to them?
WE ARE ALIVE, it’s up to us…
Victory is when we continue to show love instead of hate.
Victory is when we show compassion instead of anger and helplessness.
Victory is when we teach our children how to live and deal with conflict in peace.
WE ARE ALIVE, it is our choice…
It is the time to act.
„Behind the Border of reality 2“
100×100 sm, canvas/oil, acrylic, 2023
based on the real events .