St Shigbo

St Shigbo

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Acrylic & Gold Leaf on Wood, 32 x 23cm


In June 2015, in Kobane, Syria, ISIS militants went from house to house killing civilians, including women and children. Amongst them was 19 year old Shigbo, shown here in a typically relaxed pose of a teenager. The image has been slashed with an axe to reference his execution, likely to have been by beheading on account of his conversion to Christianity.

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