Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sadako Sasaki

Sadako Sasaki. 2012. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

Every once in a while, I get a non-superhero commission. This is a portrait of Sadako Susaki, a young girl who survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima, only to develop leukemia as a result. The folding of 1000 paper cranes has become a symbol of her struggle, as well as the plight of all innocents who fall victim to war. John Higashi, who commissioned the portrait, has a growing collection, which you can see at Comic Art Fans.

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