Artist’s Statement: This piece is to raise awareness about the Ukraine crisis. The hourglass in the center represents time passing, as the situation worsens. The sand is slowly trickling into the bottom and as it does, it changes into bombs that are falling on Ukraine. Many of the buildings have collapsed, but the flag still waves showing they have not given up and are still patriotic. In the top of the hourglass is a dove, a symbol for hope and a beacon of light. It’s juxtaposed, because it’s trapped in the class and can’t escape to spread its peace in Ukraine. Above the hourglass there is a clock pointed at the time 5:07, the exact time that Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. Lastly, the curtains on either side also have symbolism. When one is watching a show or a play and the curtains close, it means the play has ended. That is what we are praying for in Ukraine, that the curtains will close and peace will be restored once more. I used a large white sheet of paper and micron pens to make this piece.