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Child soldier

Child soldier

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a well done mural, Frank, and a nice angle on it too.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Ayush, glad you think so.
Bien fait. C'est la triste réalité.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Martine, indeed.
Very powerful, Frank. Well done.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Elizabeth, I thought so ...
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Jul 2019, 06:03
As telling as a photo, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Powerful, Elisabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jul 2019, 06:18
Powerful stuff, even his shadow is painted on the wall..
Frank L Croston.: A remarkable work I thought, Chris.
Ditto the above comments, Frank. It breaks my heart.
Frank L Croston.: A sad reflection on our world Ginnie.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jul 2019, 06:42
Very powerful, Frank and there are many more that we know of sad
Frank L Croston.: I'm sure there are Astrid.
Comment bien interpeller les personnes avec ce genre de fresque très reussie
Frank L Croston.: Indeed Claudine.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jul 2019, 07:49
A very striking image. A non-willing participant by the look of it.
Frank L Croston.: I think most of them are Alan.
This is a hard image to look at Frank but is horribly true
Frank L Croston.: Quite right Bill.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 3 Jul 2019, 09:07
Very poignant Frank.
Frank L Croston.: A strong statement Andrew.
It is a sad thought that this is based on events taking place in parts of our world at this moment, whatever has happened to the innocence of childhood in some places.
Frank L Croston.: We are ( in most cases ) sheltered from this kind of thing Brian.
It bothers me to see that depiction.
Frank L Croston.: Sorry if it does Mary, its a strong statement.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Jul 2019, 13:48
... and he is about to get shot for his troubles. A very strong message and good art work.

Sometimes, I wonder about our modern take of children. Like, when is a child a child. Why are they supposed to be less able to think rational. That must be one of the reasons for all the age restrictions. Over the ages; children were soldiers, landowners, kings/queens - and they were held responsible for what they did. Sometimes security forces have to deal with children that was sent to the fore, by their elders, with the idea that if those forces harm one of them - we can have more propaganda. (Probably how the chappie in your pic, got into this position). A "child" who can hold a gun, can kill with it.

In short, I believe we don't have a lot to be proud of in modern society.
Frank L Croston.: I can see your point Louis.
this is a sad sculpture Frank... your framing that shows the shadows on the wall are great....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Indeed it is ,Peter. Thank you.

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