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After (Child / Mother)
by Rachel Reid
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Title:
After (Child / Mother)

Author:
Rachel Reid

Description:
“After” (Child / Mother) exposes the destruction of human lives and bodies in war. It draws on years I spent living in Afghanistan, where I documented a number of significant civilian casualty incidents. In particular, the work is inspired by my investigation into an infamous airstrike in Azizabad in 2008, that resulted in more than 80 civilian deaths. The sculpture is a slightly larger than life head of a young girl, in a burial shroud or headscarf, her young face peppered with shrapnel wounds. Her features are somewhat abstracted, in order to generalize the child, and focus on the wounds. Behind her are two hands, reaching out, unable to comfort her: symbolizing the parent left behind. The work demonstrates the unusual combination of skills and experience that the artist brings - 20 years of work as a journalist (BBC) and human rights investigator (Human Rights Watch and Open Society Foundations), combined with a skilled and empathetic ability as a sculptor.
Description:
“After” (Child / Mother) exposes the destruction of human lives and bodies in war. It draws on years I spent living in Afghanistan, where I documented a number of significant civilian casualty incidents. In particular, the work is inspired by my investigation into an infamous airstrike in Azizabad in 2008, that resulted in more than 80 civilian deaths. The sculpture is a slightly larger than life head of a young girl, in a burial shroud or headscarf, her young face peppered with shrapnel wounds. Her features are somewhat abstracted, in order to generalize the child, and focus on the wounds. Behind her are two hands, reaching out, unable to comfort her: symbolizing the parent left behind. The work demonstrates the unusual combination of skills and experience that the artist brings - 20 years of work as a journalist (BBC) and human rights investigator (Human Rights Watch and Open Society Foundations), combined with a skilled and empathetic ability as a sculptor.

 

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