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The Tug of War V

Heather Haynes's avatar Heather Haynes

This is an astonishing image of strength, power and above all else, joy. The young women depicted here are some of the Tchukudu Kids of DR Congo, a group of 140 orphans that have been directly affected by the ongoing violence in and around the North Kivu region. The Tchukudu Children are all being cared for; sheltered, educated and loved. This larger scale piece was created as a counterpoint piece to Heather's previous Art Prize installation, Wall of Courage (2016), in that it shows the joy and resilience of the human spirit and how these young people who have suffered so intensely, can still rejoice in the simple pleasure of play.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Mixed media
  • Width: 180 inches
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 72 inches