"Book of Life" by David Kracov is a Free Standing Sculpture.
The artwork is made of galvanized metal and painted with acrylics. It is also hand-signed by the artist and available in 85x78x90 and 124x120x115. "The metal sculpture, which stands at around half a meter tall, is a tribute to the extraordinary life of Rabbi Yossi Raichik, director of Chabad's Children of Chernobyl organization. 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. The pages of this Book are filled with poems, excerpts of diaries, and songs, written by children who died at Auschwitz, with the main poem being "The Butterfly", by Pavel Friedmann, who was 13 years old when he wrote the poem." (The Huffington Post)
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Born in Boston, David Kracov studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and began his career in animation with the Brad Pitt feature, ‘Cool World.’ David went on to work with Disney Animation, Don Bluth Animation, Rich Animation, as well as several other studios, before beginning his solo work as a sculptor and painter. Kracov’s vibrant color palette shows up in his unique steel wall sculptures that begin with hundreds of small sketches. David’s meticulous steel work along with his scrutinizing attention to detail allows his sculptures to take on a life of their own, and his famous butterflies take flight. David’s playful and creative works are each a testament to his steady hand and wonderfully unique artistic ideas. His work brings joy and humor to pop art.
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