'Shadows of children', 'Refugees', 'Appearance'
Concept of Memorial
The tree is a tree of life...
In the composition on the left, 'Appearance', a woman has come to the place of her beloved man’s grave. Between the tree and her figure, in her memory comes her beloved - like a shadow, like a mirage in a different hypostasis of the soul. In the right composition, the ‘Tree of genus’ is the - Shadow of Children, who have passed away, but have come back in the memory of their parents. Parents grieve to this tree...both composition symbolise memories and life to the people.
Between the two walls, which express memory and pain, is the central group of 'Refugees'. Despite the tragedy and their suffering, bypassing the mountain, rivers, seas.. They have been able to survive, save their faith, culture, and their future.
They represent all of us, who were forced to leave our homes and immigrate.
Nelson Afian sculptor
I am very grateful for your attention.
At this time I'm working on this memorial. This project of the monument is dedicated to all the refuges of the world who came to the US as immigrants, created solely with my own initiative and my desire to express something sacred to me as an artist - not on a commercial basis or for ordering. This work is for the public and my art is for you.
If you liked my work and you would like to see my project embodied and come to life, you can participate in this project as a sponsor supporting charity for art's sake. Please, use the 'Donate' button for your donation to the project. Your name and your hand print will be immortalized on the pedestal on the back side of the monument. Thank you very much.
Sculptor Nelson Afian