Lessons to be Learned #5 – The Challenges and Wonder of Childhood

A little boy with his hands in the pockets of his shorts stands at the center of the cross section of a giant tree, which reveals it's advanced age. Verticle white line scribbles are in front of him and behind him a black background.

Lessons to be Learned #5 – 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 will be featured here over the next several 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 #5” is the fifth in a series of ten images. We will be posting one artwork from this series each week. 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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