Archangel Michael and the Dragon Архангел Михаил і дракон is the name of Gaia‘s latest mural in Kiev, Ukraine in Kyiv for Art United Us organised by Geo Leros with curatorial help from Iryna Kanishcheva.
As explained by Gaia, the archangel Michael is a prominent figure in Ukrainian and Russian Orthodoxy, often invoked as protection from invasion by enemies and civil war. In this image, the devil has been removed and the mirrored figure is reflected in its stead. This image stands as a testament to the ongoing conflict in Crimea and Donbass between Ukraine and Russia.
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