Children bury the beetle

100 х 140

acrylic on canvas

When something terrible and irreversible happens in life, like death or trauma, it’s desperately hard to outlive it. Big dolor gets easier when you can carefully translate it into restrained grief. The feeling of dolor eats and destroys a person from inside, and the feeling of grief consolidates and strengthens. Grief is an adult feeling.

The death of the beetle represents the manifestation of the fact, that something has happened, but it’s not that scary as it may seem at first. Children, playing, buried the beetle in the pile of the fallen leaves, and then they forgot about it. The death of the beetle is not a terrible event, which evokes dolor. The death of the beetle is just a little bit sad. It can be outlived. And the spring is on its way. The seeds on the hills near the house, where the children live, have started to germinate.

The painting was exhibited:

  • 1 – 18 October 2020 – One day after…, international art project, Museum-exhibition center of modern art, Kyiv History Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine

  • 26 June – 31 July 2020 - The LOST festivals, Annual International Contemporary Arts Festival, Lacuna Festivals, Canary Islands, Spain

  • 2 – 28 June 2020 – Two Dots, online exhibition, NV Gallery

  • 20 February – 13 March 2020 – Thin Dreams, personal project, PM Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine