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The Butterly Effect | “The Book of Life” by David Kracov

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


  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. 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!

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