Independence Square Sculpture: "New Ukraine"
French street artist Roti installed a 4-ton marble sculpture in Independence Square in Kiev Ukraine, as an expression of solidarity with government resistors and protestors. The sculpture depicts a woman's body emerging from water.
From Rojo & Harrington (Huffington post): Inflamed since their presidents' sudden withdrawal from a trade agreement with the European Union (EU) in November, most say the real oxygen that is feeding this populist fire is disgust with a political class that became corrupt. With this unsanctioned gift of public art Roti examines and tests the ambiguous nature of illegality that also possesses beauty, claiming public space for a rippling people's movement that now looks like a revolution."