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LVIV CHOCOLATE CAFÉ | Kharkiv, ukraine | Dameged.2022
The Assumption Cathedral is reflected in the broken glass of Lviv handmade chocolaterie and cafe which sustained substantial damages in central Kharkiv, Ukraine, on March 25 as a result of Russian illegal invasion of Ukraine.
Since the original image of the damaged cafe did not have any interiors, I’ve been researching on all the news and social media outlets which might have had the original images of the cafe and various celebrations in that venue for about a month in order to find better quality photos. I’ve also used the Tripadvisor and Google to access and study all the contents available from the cafe interior objects before the damage in order to have a better understanding of what I was planning to draft. I ended up with many images and lots of beautiful stories of this cafe which was really painful and sad. First, I’ve added a Ukraine flag on the reflection of the church on the window and that was the start of my journey to make this painful and yet inspiring artwork.
“I don’t need a ride I need ammunition.”
Classic cafe chairs
The broken window hards on the dusty floor was the most challenging part of this artwork
“Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.”
Leonardo da Vinci