Miracle house in Velyki Luchky (photo)

Oksana Shtefanyo for Uzhgorod.in   24 December 2014 10:12  69887947 088878
Miracle house in Velyki Luchky (photo)

We discovered this beautiful building with colored flower on the front, during a recent trip to the village of Velyki Luchky in Mukachevo district. To be precise, this is the facade of the village hospital. The colorful building stands out against gray winter landscapes of the village. We have not seen anything like this in other locations we have visited.

We managed to find Taras Maniak, who worked for 34 years as the chief doctor of the medical institution. He said that the idea of the mosaic was suggested by then head of the local collective farm Dmytro Kelman. And, the work itself was performed by local artist Vasyl Rubish.

With the master himself we talked by phone. He recalls that after studying in Vinnytsia, he returned home and suggested the head of the collective farm "to do something interesting." Then, together with a colleague Yuriy Fozekosh (now a teacher at Lviv Academy of Arts), he began creating the said bas relief which is 9 meters high. First, they would draw a sketch, and then inlay the drawing on the building. The material used was pieces of glazes. Cobs of the material were brought from Kyiv, and at home they would crush it into small pieces.  It took whole summer to create the flower.

There are also original stained glass windows on the building.  They were also ordered in Kyiv.

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