Beautiful Ukrainian girl mural: Kyiv's street art revolution builds

15:14, 30 October 2015
Ukraine
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Beauty in embroidery, a spectacular 40-meter mural by an Australian street artist Guido van Helten, has been unveiled in Kyiv, among dozens of colorful artworks that had sprung up following Ukraine's EuroMaidan Revolution

"It's about the vyshyvanka (traditional Ukrainian dress) and it is like the cultural identity of Ukraine. I just wanted to celebrate that as a positive symbol of unity and you know, something that brings people together so it's not about who it is, it's supposed to be about everyone," said Guido van Helten, Australian street artist, according to Ukraine Today.

The street art is part of Kyiv's new European look, reflecting months of upheaval, a reminder and motivation for Ukrainians of a bright, independent future that potentially lies ahead.

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