Once I knew what the tools were made out of, I couldn't stop staring at them even though the fight or flight part of me was triggered, repelled and rapt. They were only garden tools, after all.
When one thinks of blacksmiths, what's typically conjured is the image of crusty old fellas in overalls scratching beards with soot-covered hands. What we don't typically imagine is anything contemporary, particularly artistic or, certainly, female. Until now.
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, it left behind in the Ukrainian city of Gorlovka an abandoned chemical factory awash with leaking drums and pipes containing TNT and other dangerous chemicals.