Springtime in Chernobyl
If you get used to something, you become familiar with it or get to know them, so that you no longer feel that the thing or person is unusual or surprising.
So, getting used to something can be both good and bad in a way. However, if your heart is far away from this familiarity, you will feel that the colors you longed for at the beginning are gradually fading.
The ongoing and seemingly unstoppable Ukrainian war is gradually disappearing from the main news. Still, we are donating and praying with one heart out of concern and sympathy for children, women, and the elderly who are still suffering. Personally, I met with friends a while ago and lamented that all we could do was text or donate.
And personally, it's sad that there isn't much I can do as an artist. I've posted before, but I'm posting today because I wanted to share my thoughts on the blog, the only place where I can talk about the world when I'm feeling unfair and frustrated.
I suffered from shoulder pain for several days and was unable to write or draw. I think I will have to go to the hospital more often and get related procedures. However, even while lying in pain, a comfortable place to lie down is deprived of space, and Ukrainians who fear every day come to mind. I hope that the war will stop as soon as possible, even for a day or even a second. I hope this is not a wish of a powerless individual.
A Wall Street analysis has found that the probability of a Russian war turning into a nuclear war has risen to 10%. BCA Research released a report titled 'Rising Risk Of A Nuclear Apocalypse' on the 4th (local time) and said, "The possibility of a global nuclear war that will bring the end of human civilization over the next 12 months is uncomfortably high. We're allocating a 10% chance."
Many people are terrified whenever they hear such news. Or maybe some are just so used to it that they don't care.
" Spring time in Chernobyl" is a cartoon depicting the accident area that has become an off-limits area with the people still living there visiting the Chernobyl area, which was the worst nuclear accident in mankind. The artists who entered Chernobyl, saw the scene and drew the work, were the artists' association Dessin 'Acteurs, which means 'artists in action'.
Thirty years have passed since the Chernobyl incident on April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear disaster of mankind. This incident has also disappeared from people's memory. However, there are still people living there and people who cannot leave the place even after being irradiated all over their body.
It is also the job of artists to catch and inform the world of things that are forgotten but must not be forgotten.
Myungja Anna Koh