Prize «Mother of God»

Academy of Kindness awards with "Mother of God" prize

The idea of ​​sculpture originated from 1996. When installing the monument to Andrew the First-Called near the Church of Peter and Paul in Kolomna, the artist saw the Ascension of the Mother of God over the dome. Her hands were outspread, and in her hands she held a rainbow. On her chest, arms spread out, embracing the world, little Christ ascended. The artist repeated exactly the composition of what he saw. He did not just make a rainbow. That would be too literal. Subsequently, the work was established in Sofia, Bulgaria. The sculpture served as the prototype of the award.