I smelled this, 2020
(A play on Gottfried Helnwein’s “ I saw this”)
Mixed Media, paper Pappmaché, 15x22x22
This piece is part of a new series of works dealing with children and childhood in the shadow of war and conflict. The playfulness of children, even in times of conflict remains a deep childhood memory of mine. Even in the most impossible of realities, young minds are able to find creative solutions. Triggered by my own childhood experiences, and in addition to the current COVID-19 crisis, this sculpture presents a young boy wearing a mask against tear gas in which he has placed an onion.