These hauntingly beautiful wooden sculptures are made by Italian artist Gehard Demetz.
I find it difficult to describe what they bring about in me. It’s obvious that these children are in situations they should not be in. They look hurt, sad, or even worse: numbed, perhaps by a tolitarian regime of some kind. Although still standing, they’re highy damaged, on the verge of breaking.
What kind of twisted individual would do such deliberate violence to innocent souls?
The photos depicted above were taken by photographer-filmmaker-writer Clayton Cubitt at the Gehard Demetz show earlier this year at Jack Shainman Gallery in Washington, DC.