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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.
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’.
Butterfly book ~ALTERED BOOKS
Book art two of my favorite things I luv this
Butterfly Book Sculpture - David Kracov
Butterfly Book Art | Book Of Life: Beautiful Butterflies Burst From This Stunning Book
Book Of Life Butterflies 2
rain with the i circles - altered book page (the kids are taking a class & teacher did this idea)
Still life of old book with flowers | Flickr - Photo Sharing! bit.ly/hLdtNu
Now here's a whole series of journals I could write! ;-) #write #mytumblr
altered books - tutorial on how she alters her books - thanks
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The R.O.T.C. Manual, 2010 Altered Book - Brian Dettmer
Butterfly 24. via Ez Pudewa
Butterfly Art - Jordy - Butterflies and Moths Series - 24x36 LARGE Print from Etsy Shop papermoth
The Butterfly by ElfGoblin www.flickr.com/...
Beautiful hand made book, with antique lace, ribbons and buttons. The front piece is an antique post card.