abandoned hospital

20Feb12

Artist t-radya used bandages to draw the faces of fallen Russian WWII soldiers on wooden boards. Then he set them on fire. Titled Eternal Flame, the process of creating these portraits enriches the outcome of the work on both visual and theoretical levels. For instance, the resulting gray-scale is more apparent than the raised surface of the bandages alone. Similarly, the war-related materials and process provides a more realistic reminder of what happened in the past. That is to say, the actual bandages and actual setting-a-blaze is more derivative of history than a flat interpretation of traditional materials (like oil, graphite, etc.). The portraits were displayed on the walls of an abandoned WWII hospital in Yekaterinburg, Russia. via.






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2 Responses to “abandoned hospital”

  1. 1 Sana

    That is incredibly awesome- I’ve never seen anything like it!


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