Vladimir Durnev

Cosmogonical swamp

Vladimir Durnev created an environmental sculpture in Ii which is dedicated to a mythological story in Komi folk tradition about the cosmogonical swamp. In the story, two frog brothers, Jen and Omel, lived in the swamp. As they were trying to run away from mosquitoes, the brothers decided to move higher on the mound, but as a result, they fell down, broke their bones and turned to humans. Jen created the sun and all the good things, whereas Omel created the moon and all the bad things.

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