The artist was collecting materials for miniature landscape paintings while traveling around the Lugansk and Donetsk regions during 2016-18. Some of the buildings represented on paintings were plagued by war, while others were ruined due to economic decline. But it’s often impossible to recognize the decay on such scale. The format of a miniature adds a lyrical mood to images but doesn’t relieve us of anxiety. Can we simply admire ruins, or do we have to stare until we recognize their reasons?