How Long?

Nicholas Kroeze's avatar Nicholas Kroeze

Using 144 head figures, on lightly swaying rods, to represent their souls, "How Long?" is a memorial to the children whose lives were cut short by war, by hunger, by terror, by holocaust, by accident, by disease. They died from AIDS, from violence, from neglect and, some, before they were born. They are from Uganda, Cambodia, Haiti, Utoya Island, Newton and Boston. They died prematurely, some understanding the cause of their deaths and many with the cry of “Why?” on their failing breath. Still more, too young to know of their existence or that they might have a life that mattered. Their souls now cry out, "How Long?" as they wait for justice (Revelation 6.9 & 10). We today must provide that justice, work to ensure a safer world for children, and forever remember and embrace in our hearts the lives of those children who were. The theme of "hope" comes through the interaction the viewer will have as they memorialize the names and places of the children whom they wish to remember.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 12 feet
  • Medium: Wood
  • Width: 12 feet
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 12 feet