The Russian invasion of Ukraine,
led by Vladimir Putin, is a deplorable act of terror and cowardice. However, the bravery from the people of Ukraine has been incredibly inspiring, as well as the response across the world.
Rombo created "¡Viva Ucrania!" to document this dark moment in history and to try to help the cause. Featured are the Motherland Monument in Ukraine going toe to toe with Moscow's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while war rages on around them. Although Ukraine's monument was built during the Soviet era, the statue holds a new meaning to Ukrainians nowadays and symbolizes their resilience.
For most of us around the world, the best thing we can do to help Ukraine is by continuing to donate money and resources. If you enjoy this piece and want to help this cause, please consider pre-ordering a print.
We are offering four different sizes, each printed 100% Cotton Rag paper in Brooklyn Printworks in Brooklyn, NY.
All prints will be processed and shipped in the first week of June. Each print will be signed and numbered by Rombo.
100% of proceeds will be donated in equal parts to the following charities for Ukraine:
World Vision www.worldvision.org
Operation USA www.opusa.org
UNICEF USA www.unicefusa.org
¡ Viva Ucrania !
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