MEMBER NAME
   
PASSWORD
   
  Forgot password?
Login

<  VIEW ALL ENTRIES

VIEW NEXT ENTRY  >

War Child
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 9:57pm, Aug 16
Culver City CA United States
6 Comments


My Vision of Peace
"War Child" is a portrait of Emmanuel Jal. Emmanuel is a former child soldier from the Sudan who now brings awareness to child enslavement through his music and activism. His story is impossible to ignore and his message of peace is inspiring.
I worked with Emmanuel to express his story through my art.


Medium
"War Child" was constructed using a series of steps using a variety of media.
The background is 7 layers of encaustic wax which was covered in sumi ink and then lit on fire. I then used carving tools to incise the portrait into the wax. I then selectively used gray tones to bring his portrait to life.

Leave a Comment     Like
8 people like this.

awaken2sun     10:22pm, Aug 16

awaken2sun

Wow...a powerful piece befitting a powerful story. Your choice of medium and color is perfectly suited to it's application.


rosendo     8:45am, Aug 17

rosendo

Great choice of color and extremely powerful imagery~


jshawback     4:43pm, Aug 17

jshawback

stunning piece


abskuyirenkyi     4:55pm, Aug 20

abskuyirenkyi

Amazing!!!


indigochai     4:20pm, Sep 03

indigochai

WOW! thank you.


lmarshall5     4:54pm, Jan 07

lmarshall5

Putting story and Imagery together to stop the practice of child solidiers is a good thing.


<  VIEW ALL ENTRIES

VIEW NEXT ENTRY  >

Buy Art Make Peace