Ukraine Series

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"A Universe for Love"

A universe for love. A universe of love for ONE mankind. Innocent people are dying again and many of us are wondering: How can this be stopped? Where will this stop?

This war throws us humans back for decades and makes it very easy for every single one of us to fall back into old patterns, creating Russia as our defined enemy. We stand with Ukraine. We condemn Putin. But we also need to remember that the Russian people are not enemies of the West. Many of them do not stand behind Putin and don’t believe in his well-prepared propaganda. Some of them are even brave enough to protest openly against the war, regardless of the consequences. This is a dictator’s mind evolved through history, trying to create a new (old?) world order. And, it is not only Putin’s war. It is the war of all people who believe in those old structures of domination, supremacy and unconditional nationalism without reflection, not only in Russia.

To all of you who believe like me in ONE humankind. We stand with Ukraine and for democracy. But let's not give up on our differentiated perspectives. Our nationalities might have shaped us, but it is not all that defines us.

Stick with love.

2/24/2022

Finished on first day of war

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"One World Parachute"

I was wondering if I dared to picture the whole world as a parachute for the Ukraine given the circumstances.

A one world parachute, not divided by countries but unified by people.

People who speak up for the Ukraine, for democracy, and for freedom. People who speak up against war, fascism and nationalism, no matter their nationality or origin.

2/27/2022

Finished on fourth day of war

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"All We Have"

This is my newest piece to show my solidarity with Ukrainian people.

"All We Have" pictures the world and Ukraine on a light bridge in the universe. The man, in blue and yellow, represents Ukrainian people. The woman, represents earth and humankind. Both holding symbols in their hands. The man holds a sunflower, representing the resistance against political & violent repression and their fight for sovereignty. The woman holds a heart. This heart stands. for love, solidarity, empathy and also helplessness. because this is "All We Have". Further, the woman (=the world) stands on her toes - tiptoeing between the wish to give all that she can and being afraid of what will happen if she does.

And from my personal perspective?

Solidarity. Hope. Love. That is all I have.

3/06/2022

Finished on 12th day of war