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  • Evelyn Nesbit

    From a visual perspective, this is one of the most stunning books I’ve ever seen. It’s actually not even a real book at all; it’s a metal sculpture. The message behind it is just as beautiful as the book itself. It’s all about a man who made a real difference in a lot of people’s lives many years ago. Rabbi Yossi Raichik saved over 2,500 children from the effects of the Chernobyl disaster. Before he died, he was the director of Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl. David Kracov was commissioned to create this sculpture to be given in honor of the rabbi’s work. Each page has words from the children (who are now all grown up) whose lives he touched. These butterflies represent the children whom he gave a renewed chance at life.

  • Lauren Doeren

    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’.

  • April Leal

    Butterfly book ~ALTERED BOOKS

  • Christina House

    Book art two of my favorite things I luv this

  • T A M A R A

    Butterfly Book Sculpture - David Kracov

  • Sheryl Williams

    Butterfly Book Art | Book Of Life: Beautiful Butterflies Burst From This Stunning Book

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