Motanka for Ukraine
Motanka doll, in the Ukranian history, acts a protection against evil. It is endowed with magical properties, bringing harvest from draught and healing the sick from sickness.
The shirt of the Motanka doll symbolizes the connection between the past and future, the embroidery and red necklace stands for properity and the scarf represents the connection between heaven and the natural spirirts.
In this painting, I portrayed a mother in the form of a Motanka doll, holding a child in her arms, Ukraine, my beautiful homeland.