Lessons to be Learned #10 – The Challenges and Wonder of Childhood

A little girl tosses a yellow ball into the air. She stands on the edge of a large white scribbled white line on a black background. Above her to the left is a giant circle containing a depiction of the 17th century Ptolemaic system containing zodiac images.

Lessons to be Learned #10 – The Challenges and Wonder of Childhood

Terry Braunstein and Victor Raphael – A Collaboration

This collaboration grew out of a professional relationship and mutual appreciation of one another’s work. They were motivated to create these artworks in response to the current political environment over the last few years.

Four series of limited edition ink jet prints have been featured here over the past eleven months: Climate Change, focusing on the world wide crisis caused by rising global temperatures; The Wall, which reflects on how walls are both barriers to human connection and inhibit those escaping persecution; My Choice, dealing with a woman’s right to choose; and Lessons to be Learned, looking at the challenges and wonder of childhood.

Lessons to be Learned #10  is the last in a series of ten images. These photomontages deal with the challenges and wonder of childhood. Each artwork was created around a series of “moon drawings” made during a full moon with a moving Polaroid camera. These “moon drawings” were juxtaposed with images of children and include a circular/mandala element from a variety of historical and astronomical sources.





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