Bulgarian Icons by Lyubomir Sergeev
This is the story of the long journey of a beautiful small country which has successfully been destroying itself through corruption, vileness, and political machinations that led to the painful agonizing existence of today’s generation. We and our families grew up in Bulgaria and never gave up. We continue our fight and critical thinking and this is our protest against the Present, our resentment and disillusionment, through the eyes of our rich history. Bulgaria’s celebrated Past is the only thing keeping us going and that is why, in order for us to be heard, we dared strike in its very heart, obliterate it and strip our nation from its pride and dignity. We used the role – model of common people who became true legends and wrote history, in words and in spirit, with their struggles, courage and determination, and their sacrifice for the motherland. They are Bulgaria! Their ideal was their fight: “If I win, the entire nation wins; if I lose, I lose only myself.” We undertook this long journey into the past to meet these khans, kings, monks, freedom fighters, poets, and princes, to show them Bulgaria today and hear their last resolve. This is how they answered us – with disappointment, disgust and pain. “Portraits of the Unexpected” was a great challenge for us because the real End was foretold by the time we live in. Therefore, we will continue to sinfully ’’kill’’ our Bulgarian icons until someone convinces us otherwise.