David Kracov’s breathtaking sculpture entitled The Book of Life will really give you butterflies.

The metal sculpture, which stands at around half a metre tall, is a tribute to the extraordinary life of Rabbi Yossi Raichik, director of Charbad’s Children of Chernobyl organisation.

Each of the hand-painted butterflies represents the 2547 children that escaped Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster and, with the help of the charity, have been given a chance at a new life. Butterflies are a prominent feature in Kracov’s work who believes they represent ‘the delicacy and value of a child’s life’.

Absolutely beautiful work!

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All Photo Credits: David Kracov

Source: Huffington Post


13 thoughts on “The Butterly Effect | “The Book of Life” by David Kracov
  1. That’s deeply moving and beautiful, Michelle. It reminds me of a documentary called “Chernobyl Heart” which is about the care of children suffering from severe birth defects and radiation sickness caused by the Chernobyl disaster.

  2. Stunning. And a beautiful commemoration!

  3. Oooo, that’s beautiful!

  4. So creative! I love it when people can show something for what it is and not try to add to or take away from something. This piece is just right!

  5. art is great. thanks Michelle, continue…

  6. It made me say “ohhhhhh” it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this Michelle.

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