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
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.
It is very moving. I’m not a huge fan of sculpture and art, but this one definitely stands out.
Stunning. And a beautiful commemoration!
Yes it most certainly is.
Oooo, that’s beautiful!
I love it. I’m not into owning art, but that one (if I could afford it) would be one I’d buy – if available, anyway.
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!
Isn’t it? I thought so too.
art is great. thanks Michelle, continue…
Glad you like it.
It made me say “ohhhhhh” it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this Michelle.
“ohhhhhh…” is just what I said, too.