• Daniel Fried, American politician and diplomat: “This combination of war and peace reminds me the American seal, which has the eagle holding an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other one. This is wonderful stuff, it’s culture and patriotism at the same time.”
  • David C. Williams, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Democracy, Indiana University Maurer School of Law:  “The series Icons to Ammo Boxes is itself an icon that suffering can be redeemed and that in the end, love wins. I have one in my office. In my work, I regularly see the harm that people do to each other. But every morning, when I see the icon, I am forcefully reminded that people can also dwell in grace and in beauty. I treasure it.”
  • George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center:  “Oleksandr Klymenko’s brilliant idea was to use a different kind of wood: not a polished and treated panel, but the rough-hewn tops or bottoms of the boxes in bullets, grenades, and artillery shells were once stored.”
  • Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun, Prof. at  Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Act. : “The icons on ammo boxes, thus, demonstrate how violence and pain can be transfigured to       peace and relief, and actually contribute to this transfiguration through the work of doctors.”

Selected Public Collections 

National Sanctuary “Sophia of Kyiv”, Ukraine

Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Lithuania 

The Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, United States of America

Museum of Russian icons in Clinton, Massachusetts, United States of America 

Saint Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, Toronto, Canada 

The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, Ukraine

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral (Winnipeg,Manitoba), Canada

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, Great Britain

Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral (Winnipeg,Manitoba), Canada

Holy Assumption Cathedral, Poltava, Ukraine

Spaso-Perobrazhensky Stavropegiyny Cathedral, Kyiv, Ukraine

Fastov Church of the Ascension of the Holy Cross, Ukraine

Selected Private Collections

Pope Francis, Vatican

King Charles III of Great Britain

Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, Turkey

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine

President of Poland Andrzej Duda, Poland

President of Finland Sauli Niinisto, Finland

Ann Kristin Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2019-2022), OSCE Chairman-in-Office (2019), Sweden

Archbishop Boris Gudziak, Metropolitan of Philadelphia, United States of America

His Beatitude Epiphanius, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Ukraine

His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Ukraine

Zbigniew Wlodzimierz Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Poland

Dalia Grybauskaitė, 9th President of Lithuania, Lithuania

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ukraine

Oleksiy Kuleba, Head of the Kyiv Regional Military State Administration, Ukraine 

Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Ukraine

Bishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, Ukraine

George Weigel (born 1951) is a Catholic American author, political analyst, and social activist, United States of America

David C. Williams, John S. Hastings Professor of Law, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Democracy, United States of America 

Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun, Prof. at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Act. Director of Huffington Ecumenical Institute, United States of America