Lot #191 | Collective Children’s Work: The Ray

In March and April of 2022, a group of Ukrainian children known as the “Metro” drew these pictures while seeking refuge in the subway stations of Kharkiv, where they had taken shelter from Russian bombs and rockets.

● 24″x24,8″ (61×63 cm) Gouache, Cotton Drawing Paper.
● The original painting along with a complementary Good Samaritan wall plaque .
● A reproduction printed on premium art canvas or premium paper by your choose.
● Free worldwide shipping.

MT REHABMake a donation, take part in the auction, or spread the word about this event to aid in our efforts to build a better future for Ukrainian children who have been greatly affected by the devastating collapse of houses. For additional details and to contribute towards the development of the remarkable Mother Terese Rehabilitation Center, please visit their website. Together, we have the power to create a significant and enduring change!

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Lot Essay

War is often quantified in terms of statistics and figures, but it’s the individual stories that paint a vivid picture of the true human cost of conflict. The collection of children’s artwork showcased in our auction is a poignant reminder of the impact of war on innocent lives, as well as the resilience and creativity of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

These drawings, crafted by Ukrainian children caught in the middle of a brutal conflict, speak volumes about the violence and devastation that have ravaged their homes and communities. The sketches of bombs and missiles raining down on their homes, of towns and cities erased from the map, and of children maimed or killed by the fighting, bear witness to the tragedy of war.

But amidst the pain and suffering, there is also hope and humanity. The drawings created by the children of Kharkiv, and in other Ukrainian cities, in the safety of underground metro stations, as their city was being bombarded above ground, are a testament to the human spirit’s indomitable nature in the face of adversity. These children, protected by their parents and supported by volunteers and art teachers, found comfort and solace in their art, and were able to create something beautiful amid the chaos and destruction of war.

The fact that these drawings are being sold to support a rehabilitation center for disabled Ukrainian children underscores the power of art and generosity to effect real change in the world. By purchasing one of these drawings, individuals can make a tangible contribution to the emotional healing of those affected by war.

Finally, the Soul of Ukraine, an International Charitable Foundation, highlights the importance of empathy and kindness in times of crisis. Only by coming together and supporting each other can we overcome the difficulties of war and strive towards a more peaceful and equitable world.

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