Through her special project for UNICEF in Belarus Maria creates a metaphorical try-walking-in my shoes metaphor in order to display the stories of the most vulnerable of us - children
On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. The inhuman violence of what the Russian Federation calls "the special military operation" as well as the courage of the Ukrainians shocked humanity.
Through her installation the artist tries to raise the awareness of the social reality of the orphans and to collect funds dedicated to train 30 foster care volunteers - families who are willing to share their love and bring a true New Year Eve to orphan's lives.
The installation points out the real child's need and the effective, involving way to help and bring some care to orphans' lives, different from the shallowness of the candy wrappers.