The substance is a timeless constant. Blood, milk and
ashes are the main substances in the ancient symbolism.
The blood is an image of a human as the prime life carrier;
the milk is a 'drink of life' and a sign of the first food
and rebirth; the ashes are an epitome of the fragility,
evanescence, and perishable nature of the earthly life.
A history of constant interchange behind these symbols
accurately describes what happened to the areas around
the Chornobyl nuclear plant, such as the ghost town of
Pripyat. Being introduced in a form that is familiar and
self-explanatory to modern people, the symbols clearly
demonstrate their timeless relevance, thus reminding the
quaint images and their meaning and sending viewers back
to their origins