‘Boy soldiers’ artwork shown outside Parliament

04/03/2011BBC online

A three-dimensional art installation depicting child soldiers is being displayed outside the Houses of Parliament as part of a peace campaign.

A three-dimensional art installation depicting child soldiers is being displayed outside the Houses of Parliament as part of a peace campaign.

The sculpture, by Hertfordshire artist Schoony, shows the boys sprayed with the words Dulce Et Decorum Est – words from Wilfred Owen’s World War I poem.

Schoony is a special effects artist who made prosthetics for the film Rambo.

Schoony said: “Sending children to war is horrific and highlighting this injustice is really important to me.

boy soldier art work“My nephew is aged seven in this art piece; the age of some of our soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq as they would have been 10 years ago. It is a future I do not want for my nephew.”


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