oil on canvas varying sizes
3 photographs 60 x 20 cm acrylic face mounted
The empty swing,a ghostly reminder and a visual elegy to the children who have died at the hands of their parents or carers. Their short life a testimony to the shadow side of humanity,with it’s wounds, fears and failings.
“Millions of children are abused and neglected by their parents or other caregivers. It is estimated that there were 57 000 homicides among children under 15 years of age worldwide in 2000. Very young children are at greatest risk: homicide rates among children aged 0-4 years are more than twice those among children aged 5-14 years.”(World Health Organization).