Ginger-color forest

Ginger-color fores forest

The Red Forest (Ukrainian: Рудий ліс, Rudyi lis Russian: Рыжий лес Ryzhy les, literally "ginger-color forest") is the 10-square-kilometre (4 sq mi) area surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant within the Exclusion Zone located in Polesia. The name "Red Forest" comes from the ginger-brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation from the Chernobyl accident on 26 April 1986. In the post-disaster cleanup operations, the Red Forest was bulldozed and buried in "waste graveyards". The site of the Red Forest remains one of the most contaminated areas in the world today. Wikipedia

Detail: I. 50×50 cm, watercolur,papercut, wood, glass, 2017
II- V. 25×25 cm, watercolur,papercut, wood, glass, 2017

Photos: Krisztián Bokor