David Kracov's "Book of Life" is a galvanized metal sculpture painted with vibrant acrylics, symbolizing hope and renewal. Representing the 2547 children who escaped the tragedy of Chernobyl, each butterfly signifies a life touched by the efforts of Rabbi Yossi Raichik and the Chabad's Children of Chernobyl. The sculpture is interwoven with heartfelt writings from young Auschwitz victims, anchored by Pavel Friedmann's "The Butterfly," etching a narrative of survival and enduring hope amidst darkness.
Born in Boston, David Kracov studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and began his career in animation with the Brad Pitt feature, ‘Cool World.’ David went on to work with Disney Animation, Don Bluth Animation, Rich Animation, as well as several other studios, before beginning his solo work as a sculptor and painter. Kracov’s vibrant color palette shows up in his unique steel wall sculptures that begin with hundreds of small sketches. David’s meticulous steel work along with his scrutinizing attention to detail allows his sculptures to take on a life of their own, and his famous butterflies take flight. David’s playful and creative works are each a testament to his steady hand and wonderfully unique artistic ideas. His work brings joy and humor to pop art.
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