„I was so hungry that I ate my friend's toy“ -
Ilia, 6 years old. Mariupol, Ukraine, 2022“.
size 135 x 200 cm, oil on canvas
And then he remembered, he remembered even that which would be better not to remember. How he hid in the basements from the bombing. How afraid he was to ask strangers to go to the toilet. How he was so hungry that he ate another boy's toy. He even knew that his mother was no more. He said this simply: „My mother went to the bridge, the bridge was blown up, she died.
The story told by Maria about Ilia from Mariupol,