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    About David: David Kracov is a sculptor, painter, and animator, who received a BFA from studied at Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked at art since he was twelve, and was among the youn...
    February 16, 2012


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    • Chelsea Campbell

      "Book of Life" sculpture by David Kracov tattoo ideas, flowers instead of butterflies flowing from the book pages

    • Claudia Melendrez

      "Book of Life" sculpture, by David Kracov I can have my students each make a butterfly, inside the book could be things they want to do when they grow up or simply quotes they like. Butterflies in cardstock!

    • Brenda Stacey

      Beautiful BOOK of LIFE metal sculpture created by artist DAVID KRACOV in honor of Rabbi Yossi Raichik, the beloved director of Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl organization. Pages of the book transform into colorful butterflies, each representing thousands of children that were saved from the devastated region of Chernobyl and given new lives.

    • M H

      "Book of Life" by David Kracov, via Artist a Day. There's been some beautiful book art coming to light recently, and I love this variation: the book isn't a medium to be carved into in this instance, it's a muse. I think this is a beautiful representation of the imaginative capabilities of literature. Butterflies seem to be a theme in his work, more than books. EVEN COOLER: This is metal!! More of his work:

    • Karen Edley

      Artist David Kracov was commissioned to create a metal sculpture called the "Book Of Life," it was inspired by the extraordinary life of Rabbi Yossi Raichik, a man who saved thousands of children's lives from the devastating effects of the Chernobyl disaster. The metal sculpture has pages filled with words from those he touched, and also features a flurry of butterflies, each representing the 2,547 children he helped save and give new lives.

    • Lynn Hillston

      book art - David Kracov created this award called the"Book Of Life" given in honor of Rabbi Yossi Raichik, the beloved director of Chabad's Children of Chernobyl. The all metal sculpture very meaningful: The sculpture depicts the "Book Of Life", each page filled with words from those he touched, with those pages and thoughts transforming into butterflies, each representing the 2.547 children he helped save and give new lives. More

    • Eva Holtz

      “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 Chabad’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.”

    • Julia Blyumkin

      Book of Life #artistaday #books #art #sculpture #butterfly by David Kracov

    • Charlene Tackett

      davidkracov Gorgeous book sculpture/artwork with butterflies.

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    David Kracov�s works � he sculpts, paints and animates � commonly include butterflies. To him, the winged insect symbolizes the fragility and value of a child�s life, so it is no surprise his butterfly-propelled sculptures are especially inspiring. One such work, Reflections, was created in memory of the lives lost in the 9/11 tragedy and [�]

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