Sculpture “Birth of steel” was installed in front of Azovstal office in Mariupol last summer.

Mariupol and Azovstal are almost entirely destroyed now; I wonder what happened with the sculpture. Most lileky it has not survived.

Before the war it looked like this

It was made by self-taught artist, blacksmith Vladimir Vihrenko and installed in the place of the statue of Ordzhonikidze, soviet commissar of heavy industry, who curated Azovstal construction in 1930s.

Sculpture “Birth of steel” in June 2021

Photos are processed in DxO OpticsPro, Agfa Ultra Color 100 filter.


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2 thoughts on “Birth of steel

  1. A powerful piece of art. Whether the physical statue still stands or has fallen, I imagine Her fire burns in a whole new way.

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