Sculpture by Stepan Ryabchenko “Appearance” at the International Festival of Contemporary Sculpture – Kyiv Sculpture Project, Kiev, M.M.Gryshko National Botanic Garden.
The site of the festival (the Botanic Garden), it’s historical and spiritual land has defined the concept of the Riabchenko project. By the legend, 150 years ago on March 9, 1862 at the Botanic Garden area there are happened to be a miracle – appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Saint Jonah Kievskiy, the founder of Holy Trinity Jonah’s Monastery. According to the Jonah’s description, the immaterial fire has been preceded to the appearance of the Saint Virgin.
The Stepan’s object is dedicated to this magic story and titled “Appearance” on this occasion. The artist is celebrating the importance of this event by the color choice, dinamic movement in the form and grand scale of the sculpture.
The winner of the Special Prize of 3000 euro is Stepan Ryabchenko who presented the project ”Appearance”.